I know I sound like a Debbie Downer, but I just don't get it. Every restaurant in America is packed and if you didn't plan ahead, don't expect to be eating out. You spend more money that (most likely) you don't have because you're still trying to pay off your Christmas debt. Don't get me wrong, I don't completely disregard this holiday and I do expect 1 thing - Chinese takeout. That has been our Valentines Day tradition and it is stress free. I also will tell people, "Happy Valentines Day," so don't think I'm walking around with an "Anti Valentines Day" shirt on.
I think it is far more romantic to buy a gift or go out to a nice quiet dinner on a random day rather than the day it's expected of me because it's on my calendar.
Ladies, you know who you are...the ones that take Valentines day WAY TOO seriously - RELAX. It is just another day, take it easy. If you have a man that plans for weeks to make this day super special for you, I genuinely think that is great...but it's just not for me.
Don't worry, I won't force my Valentines Day beliefs on my kid :) When he's old enough, I'll do all the glittered hearts and candy I can possibly do. Hey, one day he might be dating a girl that is CRAZY about Valentines Day...I should prepare him a little.
...and just to clarify I love LOVE, I don't love Valentines Day.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE! ;)