Valentine Day Massacre

11 Feb

One of my favorite romantic things that Mr. Bee has ever done for me happened on a random Monday. He was up and out of the house before me, as always, but left me these photos on my camera.

Isn't he the cutest?
Mr. Bee has been quite the romantic during our courtship and early years of our marriage, but now that we’re a little older (wiser?) we’re not big on the “You have to be romantic because it’s February” deal.

I mean, does anyone over the age of 17 27 really give a shit about Valentines Day?

I vividly remember being a teenager and Valentine’s was pretty much the important holiday in my sweet little teen drama life. Watching countless girls get flowers or balloons or gifts at school was torture. I mean, what was the point of those “buy a rose for a dollar to be delivered to your sweetheart in class” deals anyway. Just a special type of water boarding for those of us who never, ever received a single rose, candy cane or whatever the stupid ASB happened to be selling at the time.

But I’m not bitter.

Anywho, does anyone who is married and/or have kids actually really celebrate Valentine’s Day anymore?

Mr. Bee is planning to take me out to dinner but I really could care less if he buys over priced roses that will die five minutes after I put them in water. We briefly discussed having him buy me some yummy chocolates for “the special day”, but I quickly realized that he would probably end up getting all the wrong flavors and it would be easier and less painful for me to just by myself chocolates when I have the craving.

Maybe it’s just the price of growing up and older. Some holidays loose their luster, their magic. We hardly even celebrate our anniversary anymore. We eventually buy something that we both want (matching iPods, etc.) and chalk it up to an anniversary present. Cross one more thing off that to-do list, right? Cutting back on the gift-giving and celebrations just makes life a little less stressful.

But maybe also just a little bit dull.

Song title: Valentine Day Massacre by Cilvaringz

4 Responses to “Valentine Day Massacre”

  1. Mrs. J February 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    Never really gave a shit about Valentine’s Day (teen angst years notwithstanding). Mr. J and I never do anything really. A couple times we had cool/special/different dinners at home, cooked by us. We always celebrate our dating anniversary though. 7 years next month…crazy! Some deep-rooted practicality gene makes buying gifts just to buy something unusually painful for us…so we usually go have a nicer-than-usual dinner. Besides, good food is always the best gift for Mrs. J. Unless diamonds are involved. Or shoes, that would be a tie.

  2. Betts February 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    If it wasn’t the day he proposed, I don’t think we’d pay as much attention to it.

  3. Daniel February 12, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    i don’t think i get what he’s doing for ‘love’ in those pics

  4. Mama Bee February 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Hahahah! The “Love” photo is him doing this weird hand motion that we do instead of actually spelling out L-O-V-E in sign language. It looks more like a retarded monkey claw, but it’s our sign of love!

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