I get kind of irritable around Valentine's Day. There are so many people that start ranting and raving about how it's a commercial holiday and doesn't matter, because their significant other shows them how much they matter every other day of the year.
Really? It sounds like a cop out to me. If you don't agree, please explain it to me.
Here's my take....
Gunner tells me he loves me all the time. He does nice things for me, and he always complements me (my favorite is when I ask him if I have lost weight, he tells me to turn sideways and then says "Where'd you go?". Cheesy, but it makes me laugh.)
Does he make a point on Valentine's day to do something special for me? Yep.
So many people say that it doesn't matter, but yet they make every other holiday count.
What about Mother's Day? Do I really need a whole day to be appreciated for being a mother? Shouldn't they do that every day? Mine say thank you if we go out to eat, appreciate that they have clean clothes, a clean house, full bellies, that I drive them to their events. I am recognized daily for being a great mom by my kids and Gunner. Why do I need my own day then?
Father's Day--Same as Mother's Day, I let him know all the time that he is appreciated as a father, so do I have to recognize this day?
Christmas--If you are religious and go to church every sunday, do you really need to celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th? Shouldn't you be celebrating his life and what he stood for every single day?
Veteran's Day--My husband and I thank veteran's all the time. Should we not do it on Veteran's Day because we do it all the time?
Thanksgiving--I give thanks every day for what I have, the people I know, and I let them know. So should I stop celebrating Thanksgiving? (BTW, I am NOT giving up the DFAC on Thanksgiving!!!)
I could go on and on, but I just get irritated that people think Valentine's day is so commercialized. In case you have been missing from the planet, so is every other holiday out there.
So tell me, do you celebrate it? Do you hate it, and if you do hate it, why? Please don't tell me because he doesn't need a special day to recognize his love for you, give me the real reason, if you have one.