I get a long awaited "lie in" whilst lovely husband deals with the three littlies.
(In actual fact, I use the time, not to lie in at all, but to go for a long steep and hilly walk with my lovely friend, Adele.)
Either way, it is my favourite day of the week.
Today's simple Sunday is also St Valentines Day.
Now, I have to share with you: this:
The lovely husband and I got together at the end of January 1996. And I was excited: how timely! A new bloke, just in time for Valentines Day! And I happily anticipated which restaurant he might chose to take me to, and I also, obviously, envisaged flowers and chocolates.
On about the 10th of February that year, I "casually" asked him what we might be doing to celebrate St Valentines Day. He very sweetly turned to me, held both of my hands, and said:
"But I just do not do Valentines Day. It is crass commercialism and just an excuse invented by the greeting card companies to bleed money out of people. I will love you today and every day of every year. I will try and show you how much I love you every day. But can we please just not do Valentines day?"
Oh. Okay then.
So, we don't.
Lovely husband, if you ever read my blog, I hear you.
I do not need a special day to understand that you love me. I do not need a special day to realise how much I, in turn, love you. I do not need a special day to celebrate "us".
I love you shed loads. You are the best husband, with the nicest arse, that I could ever wish for. The best Daddy. I would be, quite simply, bereft without you. After all these years, you make me smile like no one else can ever do.
And so, on our simple Sunday, I will say this, quite simply: " I love you."
Anyone else out there in Blog land that doesn't "do" Valentines Day?