There, I said it. There’s nothing “wrong” with it. I don’t think it’s a big commercial holiday corrupted by a consumer-driven world or anything like that. I’m not alone and bitter. In the calendar year of awesome holidays…it’s just not my favorite.
I just think there is just WAY too much pressure on Valentine’s Day. Why does a whole year of love have to be proven in one day? Why are grand gestures so necessary? Call me Sheldon Cooper, but what happens when your grand gesture doesn’t match theirs? It’s a disaster. In fact, I know of two couples that got in a fight last year because “somebody-did-something” to ruin Valentine’s Day.
Last year for Valentine’s Day, we dressed up and went to a fancy restaurant. It was almost awkward. We’re beer and pizza kind of people, and it was so out of character for us to dress up and go to this really nice restaurant. We ended up at a brewery and going out with our friends which saved the evening (and is probably what we should have done all along.)
I think Valentine’s Day is cute in elementary school when you could decorate a shoe box with a slit in the top for everyone to put Harry Potter and Disney Princess Valentine’s cards in your “mailbox.” I’m pretty sure that was the last time I really liked this holiday.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE conversation hearts. I’m a big fan of all the candy and cute movies on TV. It’s just the pressure on everyone to make this day special that I can’t stand. I’m even mad at Netflix because they won’t give me Fuller House two weeks early for Valentine’s Day. It’s ridiculous.*
*Disclaimer: this does not apply to Molly and Mimosa…I’m totally buying them heart-shaped treats and expect nothing in return.
Am I an cynic? What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day.