However - It's kind of a cultural thing. And I'm so thankful that despite all the commercialism it's a fun day to spend with people you love. Richard is also in agreement with all those men out there - but I'm so thankful that he will still use the day to show me his love in all different ways. And the holiday is all what you make of it. What's wrong with picking a day out of the year to really emphasize to family and friends how much they mean to you. (and also your husband or boyfriend/girlfriend) Of Course I agree you need to be doing this all year long, but it's sorta a fun holiday to celebrate.
This year there is a wonderful couple in our life group was willing to sacrifice a date night for themselves and offered to watch kiddos from our life group so that the adults could do whatever they wanted. SAY WHAT!!?!!?!?? This couple was newly married this summer, they are awesome with kids and they have none of their own yet. What kind of couple does this????!!? . . . . This wonderful couple. They have become dear friends to us and we love them greatly. I will admit that never in my wildest dreams would I have even thought to offer this to families my first v-day married - let alone actually sacrifice like this. And it means the world to me that they will watch my kids.
So tomorrow night Richard and I will have a wonderful date night - free of childcare costs and free of children. (except I'm still waiting for someone else to catch the stomach bug that Carson had, but still crossing my fingers that it doesn't happen b/c I will be super bummed if we can't go out b/c of sickness)
I wonder what the next 6 years will hold with him
So Happy Valentine's Day everyone!