I have a difficult time with Valentine’s Day.
I’m not one of those guys who thinks it’s a worthless “greeting card” holiday. I mean, it totally is a “greeting card” holiday, but I think it’s fun to observe regardless.
The reason I have a difficult time with Valentines’ Day is that I never know how much time and money to invest in the holiday. There are so many “couples’ holidays” like Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries just to name a few. Add in Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for the parents along with the fledgling “Sweetest Day”, and you’ll notice that there are several holidays throughout the calendar year when we are supposed to recognize our husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends. With so many days set aside for the observance of love, it’s hard to determine how much emphasis to put on each one. So when Valentine’s rolls around I find myself asking questions such as:
What is the budget for Valentine’s this year?
How much is Kari spending on me?
Should I match the amount Kari is spending on me, or should I exceed it?
Will Kari be upset with me if I exceed the amount she spent on me?
Should I get her flowers?
Do I take her out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, or should I wait until the weekend?
There are a lot of tough decisions to make on Valentine’s Day. I can say with one-hundred-percent certainty what we WON’T be doing, however: watching Fireproof.
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? What are they?