It's one of those holidays you can skip celebrating, but the world and the media don't EVER let you forget that other people celebrate it with candy, diamonds, and new cars with bows on them! (or so they'd like you to think!)
It's also a time when Facebook is filled with posts and photos of gifts and goodies, some couples will even publicly post on each others Facebook Wall for all to see just how in love they are. How sweet.
Am I sounding bitter? Hmmm. Maybe that's a loaded question! True, you could probably tell by this post that my husband and I don't acknowledge Valentines. Which kind of means he doesn't and never has and so it would just be plain old awkward if I knit him a sweater or bought him gifts.
Valentines Day for Mom?For me Valentines has nothing to do with my husband and I. He thinks along the lines of it being a conspiracy created by card and candy companies to make money. (which could and probably is the case) Sound familiar?
But all hope is not lost. I can look forward to homemade cards and goodies made for me by my little ones and they're sure to warm my heart.
Valentines Day is a sweet holiday when you have kids, so just because you and your significant other don't celebrate doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't.
This year my kids and I will be attending a Valentines playdate with other moms and their kids. We'll make some crafts, enjoy some snacks and the kids will swap homemade valentines. It's not a shiny diamond ring or new car, but I'm still looking forward to it.
I'm not knocking those of you who do celebrate, I think that must be fun, and I can't say I'd be disappointed if my husband broke our tradition of not celebrating and bought me a gift, made me a card or even stopped to pick flowers by the side of the road.
What does Valentines Day mean to you? Do you and your partner celebrate or no? Do you secretly kind of wish you did in one way or another? I'd love to hear what you really think.