I am not anti-Valentine's Day.
I am against those who vehemently want to deny me the pleasure of candy, flowers, dinner... something special ...on Valentine's Day.
But he should be doing things like that for you all the time, not just on Valentine's Day!
He DOES. He always brings home candy and ice cream and little treats that I love. Always buys little gifts just because. We hold hands just sitting on the couch. We say "I love you" everyday (or at least write it). But believe it or not, on February 14th I still want the candy that only comes out in February. I still might want some brightly colored roses. To be quite honest, I only want the roses on Valentine's Day anyway. I'm not particularly interested in getting flowers on March 12th.
Yeah, I'll buy my husband something practical for Valentine's Day. I love him; I like buying things for him. I think that's just one more way to say, "I was thinking about you." And getting a nice hotel room on Feb. 14th is just one more opportunity to chill together in luxury. It's not about the dollar amount or getting stressed out -- it's not Christmas! -- but it's about looking forward to one fun and romantic evening together. Yeah, I can plan a romantic excursion on August the 7th, but it's fun planning one for Feb. 14th, too. Or not. Just depends on what I want to do that particular VDay.
Before you write a long critique about why Valentine's Day is silly and should be abolished, try this: You do you, and let us lovebirds do us.
Happy Valentine's Day.