Why I Won’t Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Let’s be real here. Valentine’s Day is great, but we don’t celebrate it. This is what we’ll be doing instead!
So I’ve been with my fiancé now for going on 8 years, two of which we’ve been engaged. I can only recall two instances where we actually celebrated Valentine’s Day, both of which were during our first years together. It’s not that I don’t enjoy flowers, chocolate, and gifts. I do. It’s just I don’t like being given all of those things because it’s expected or required. I want to be given those things because he wants to give them to me, not because some made up day says he has to.
Don’t get me wrong – if you celebrate V-Day, then great! I don’t mean to put others down because it’s something I don’t do. It’s just not my thing. In my mind, we love each other every day, so why would this day be any different? I would rather get chocolates, flowers, and have a date any other day of the year (and I do!). Plus, as an added bonus, you can get last-minute dinner reservations!
I’m not much of a flower person – my cats have this compulsion to eat and subsequently vomit up any flowers that enter the house. So, I have to be really careful about which ones I get and where I put them. The typical Valentine’s Day bouquets that have lilies (which are poisonous to kitties btw), roses, daisies, or tulips do not agree with my cats and therefore don’t come in the house. And chocolate is great, but I prefer pizza, or tacos, or french fries, or….well, you get the idea. Give me a quiet house, a nice homemade dinner cooked together, some nice wine, and follow it all watching a movie on the couch! What can I say? I’m a simple girl. If you do the same and need some more Netflix ideas, check out my most binge-worthy shows here!
But to all of you celebrating Valentine’s Day, enjoy it! Eat that chocolate, enjoy your date, and water those flowers! Have a good time! But I’ll be more than happy to curl up with my fiancé on the couch, sip my glass of wine, inhale some pizza and watch a movie. I’ll go on a fancy date another day.
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