Nothing spells romantic like an entire day with my entire extended family of in-laws.
The dreaded V Day is on Sunday - No not VD Day, V Day, Valentines Day. You know the one. The 14th of February which every woman commits to memory regardless of whether they believe in it, loathe it or love it.
As a young lady (yes apparently now I am a Nanna), I loved Valentines Day. Well I did when I thought I had a chance of receiving something. Otherwise I thought it was a bullshit day that was a big marketing scam to fill a retail void between Christmas and Easter.
But when I was young and had boyfriends it was a marvellous day full of Gigantic novelty cards, teddy bears, roses delivered to the office and dressing up in a black lycra dress (klarsy) to go to a restaurant that was usually too good for me.
It continued on like this for me for many years through courtship, or as I like to call it, the time we had our own cash and still had sleepovers. Then we moved in together, then we got married and then we had a child. And the underlying theme here is, what was mine was his and vice versa. And I no longer cared for 12 long stem roses that died within 3 days and a ritzy dinner whilst my baby was intermittently screaming for my lactating knockers. It’s not that I am no longer into love, romance and surprise, but the whole one day of the year to express that to me, lost its appeal some years ago. It actually might have been the year I received a card from my oh so sweet husband that had a rhino on the front and inside “you make me so horny”. Way to be romantic asshole. From then on in, I put a ban on Valentines cards and gifts. I could see what shop my husband was heading to next if I didn’t.
Anyway, Sunday I will be downing a few champers with my sister-in-laws, eating too much and more than likely watching our husbands fall asleep whilst watching wrestling on the couch. Ahh the romance.
For all those of you who do believe and participate on February 14, Have a great day. For those who don’t - I guess a collective Screw you Cupid will suffice.