Valentines day is my mother's birthday. It would have been my Aunt's as well. It was great celebrating Valentine Day with them because then I never had to worry about what I was going to do on Vday or with whom I would be celebrating. I was always with Mom and Auntie.
I know this Vday I will go to the Jewish Home and celebrate with Mom. I will bring her a Princess cake and lots of chocolates. Tom will be with me and this makes him particularly happy. He has no stress on Vday because it is all about my Mom. He doesn't have to scramble for reservations or come up with some creative way to surprise me. He knows I hate Valentine's Day and he also knows I love him.
I love my birthday, Easter and Christmas. I can't wait for Passover. I love to sit at a Seder table and listen to the stories of my ancestors. I just don't like Valentine's Day.
What is the purpose? I know to sell cards and little crap but really? Did I ever like Valentine's Day?
I remember those little heart candies that had words written on them. I liked those. I recall getting cute little 4" by 4" cards from all of my friends. That was kinda fun. But all too soon it turned into "Who got the dozen red roses at the office?" or "Can you believe my boyfriend is taking me to Switzerland for Valentine's Day?"
Come on. Group vomit here!
And then there are all those awful chick flicks that come out right before Valentine's Day. (I must confess the one that open's Friday looks a tad promising)....But come on, can't we do better.
I want to know your best and worst Valentine's Days! What did you do? Who were you with? Does anybody else hate Valentine's day?
I'm just thankful it's Mom's birthday. I always have a great day because of her.