Valentine’s Day. For me this day has never made me long for love or jealous of the cute romantic couples that seem to pop up all over on that certain day. I don’t ever remember thinking I wish I had someone today. This is because my family made a tradition of spending the holiday together. We always got each other gifts and enjoyed a meal together. Even when I was in a relationship we would still exchange gifts… and most of time they were better than my boyfriend’s. One boyfriend was shocked by my family’s tradition and learned his lesson to put a little more effort in next year. Whatever girl ends up with those exes you’re welcome.
Since I don’t feel society’s pressure to have a lover I feel free to enjoy Valentine’s Day. The one thing I don’t enjoy is running around doing last minute present planning. Even though I am slightly impressed with what I bought, made, baked… hopefully they are too. I’m relying on the chance that they hardly read my posts.
Unfortunately, I still have class and work tomorrow, but I think my family is gonna squeeze in a breakfast. I do have a break from 7-10 which is enough time for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend, if we had made reservations a month ago and enjoyed being in a crowded room with other annoying couples. Rez also has lots of work to do so we decided to celebrate on the weekend. We could have enjoyed a homemade meal, but I asked if he didn’t mind if I had dinner with my sister. Unfortunately, she senses the pressures of society and of course the non-single roommates having plans don’t help. I think that Valentine’s shouldn’t just be for couples, but for everyone that loves someone. Single people shouldn’t have to sit at home watching Sleepless in Seattle with Ben & is buddy cellulite. Go out with some friends, family, pets.
This family Valentine’s Day is one tradition that I plan on passing down to my family. Finally we have one. Well this might all change when I’m 40 and single. Then I might join the others and boycott this stupid commercialized day. VD for everyone.