I am not a fan of valentines day. Some people think it’s because I am single. Well….
I wasn’t single last year. Or years before… I think since I was 16.
I don’t like it. I do not like it sam I am.
I haven’t liked it since 5th grade when we handed out valentines to the entire class and got free candy. Nom Nom Candy.
It’s a commercial holiday. If you’re in a relationship you’re socially obligated to get your significant other something. Candy, flowers, jewelry. Blah Blah Blah.
If you’re single, you’re supposed to strive to get a date or feel down that you’re “alone on Vday”. Uh huh.
“But Sarah, it’s just a cute holiday, a day you show the ones you love that you looove them”
But assholes. You should be doing that everyday.
So this year was particularly obnoxious. Perhaps because I am single. For A WEEK before the actual holiday I was berated with:
“Who’s your valentine?”
“Where are you going for Valentine’s day dinner?”
“Do you have a date?”
Then of course I got the:
“Oh well since you don’t have a date…”
“You can come out to dinner with me! I’m single too”
“Every pretty girl deserves flowers”
(sidenote: gas station quality carnations aren’t worth delivering. However, I did give them to my neighbors, they loved them)
So. My answer is NO.
I just don’t buy into the holiday, and getting picture messages of awesome gifts, texts about awesome spouses, and seeing status updates about sweet stuff… it got old. After like the first 3.
So I stayed at home with my daughter and cleaned and such. Then I had a coffee date with one of my other singleton friends. Once we realized that morning that it was Valentines Day. We dubbed our coffee plans “Anti-Valentines Day Coffee Date”.
We sat around drinking coffee for 4 hours. Exchanging dirtbike/atv injury stories, ex stories, and talked about anything under the sun. It was actually really nice and a lot of fun.
However, 6 different people now have made fun of me for having coffee with someone on Valentines Day. 6. Attached people and single alike. *Shrugs* I guess people get too bent out of shape that I spent my night kicking back, drinking coffee and having great conversations. Getting to know someone with out the rules and regulations of a hallmark holiday.
Oh well. While people spent money eating out and buying flowers. I snuggled on the couch and compared broken bones and scars with a really awesome person.
I think I won that one, but then again I don’t celebrate, so if you celebrate you won I guess.
Happy VD-Day. I hope you wrapped your dipstick. :)