Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Not being a couple who normally celebrates this holiday (want proof? I believe my post last year on Valentine's Day sums up my feelings on this subject pretty well, I was extremely surprised to find myself saying this to Mike the other day:

"Hey, Baby, you know how I usually hate Valentine's Day?"

Him: (somewhat skeptically) "Yeah . . . ."

Me: "What if I changed my mind this year?"

Him: (Speechless).


I changed my mind about Valentine's Day.

Now, for those of you who are worried about my mental health at the moment, you should know that this moment of insanity only lasted about as long as it took for me to have the above conversation with Mike. After that brief lapse in judgment (and sanity), I returned to my senses and went back to my previous stance on the subject.

It's still the stupidest holiday ever.

(I'm blaming this incredible out of body experience on pregnancy hormones.)

So, that being said, what did we do for our last Valentine's Day before we bring a child into our family?

Mike, being incredibly amazing and romantic (even though I'm sure he would deny it if asked), made me chicken noodle soup and put me to bed (alone!) at 8:00. While he ate Arby's (which, as we all know, is a last resort for anything edible).

Yes, Mike has taken care of me lately because I've been too sick to (mostly) get out of bed.

So, even though I'm sick, it was probably the most romantic Valentine's Day we've spent together.

(Unless you count our first Valentine's together. 2006. We had only been dating a few months, and knew we were going to get married to each other at some point, so we figured we should probably do something "special" for Valentine's Day. You want to know what Mike did for me that year? He watched Breakfast at Tiffany's with me. Which, now, looking back, I'm sure he did in an effort to "seal the deal" (hey, it worked; he got me for eternity, didn't he? Not sure that he's so happy about that NOW). That, to me, was pure romance. I think I just made myself MORE sick. Bleh.)

So, to all those who celebrate the yucky love stuff out there, good for you. I hope you were showered in flowers, candy or "toys" by your "sweetheart."

For me, it's all about the day after Valentine's Day when JuJu Hearts are discounted merchandise.