Once upon a time I worked in an office with mainly men, and after listening to one after the other complain about having to do something for Valentine’s for their sweetie (oh, the horror, the toil, the pain!) I decided that was it, I wasn’t going to demand anything from my sweetie. No strings, no expectations, nada. Why would I want him to do something under duress, like it would be sincere and thoughtful? I get his feeling that Valentine’s has become a commercial holiday put on this earth to torture men and force them to apparently express something they don’t feel, using copious amounts of money because that’s how best to show your love, right? Bah. He didn’t believe me when I said “forget about it, I don’t care, I don’t expect anything from you,” but that’s how I feel. Of course, I love Valentine’s Day (the red and pink! The hearts! The chocolate!) so I try to do something fun for him but seriously, nothing is required in return. I know he loves me.
Aaaand, off the soapbox!
Last year I got a wild hair and decided to make Reeses Roses at the last minute. Check them out here. This year this pregnant lady doesn’t need a lot of candy in the house so I picked up a little something else for him. But if your sweetie likes a particular sweet, the candy bouquet is easy to put together with a few supplies – go for it! And let me know if you do, I’d love to see what you came up with (you could do this with so many of the mini candies out there, go wild!).
On another note, does anyone else think this is about the most romantic song out there (even with a cheesy video…)? Almost brings me to tears every time I hear it. Of course that’s not very hard to do right now – pregnancy hormones are a-raging today, sheesh!
In case I don’t check in tomorrow, Happy Valentine’s Day my sweeties.