Sunday, 14 February 2010

Simple Sunday

Today is going to be a slow day. Sunday's are our slow day. Our simple Sunday.

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.

Ummmmmmmm.

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?







5 comments:

  1. Hi Lucy - we also don't celebrate Valentines Day for the same reasons. Love your blog and will be back for regular visits. Hugs from Perth xxx

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  2. Neither do we Lucy...and for the same reason....when we were dating Peter would send me flowers the day after Valentines Day just to prove Andrew's point! I would still love a surprise card one year....I think I will be waiting! xoxo

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  3. keepcatebusy (Cate)January 22, 2011

    No, I don't *do* valentine's day either. It's a bit of a hallmark holiday. Although this year we are going to use the date to do a fun family activity (sorry, that was fun activity with the family, not fun activity that results in a family!!). But no, there will be no red roses and heart shaped chocolates :-)

    have a great weekend
    xxxCate

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  4. life in a pink fibroJanuary 22, 2011

    Beautiful post Lucy. We don't DO Valentine's Day either. Though I do get random bunches of flowers some years just to keep me on my toes. Love is an everyday thing, don't you think?

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro today. :-)

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