..Rob and I have never been into celebrating the holiday. I think it has to do with the fact that, as we were growing up, the day became a gloomy reminder of the absolutely incontrovertible fact that we would both live and die alone. Teens can be as dramatic as they are lacking in perspective :-).
We were wrong, thanks be, and made it through all that and found each other. Still, the holiday always seemed like it was marketed to someone else, and so we resolved to spread that day’s romance around the calendar. We’re plenty romantic and sappy without any encouragement anyway.
Today, the holiday is special, as many others have become now, through our boys. We’ve helped them put their valentine’s cards together for all their friends, and I can’t wait to see what Brian’s “girlfriend” gives him.
Us though, we spent the morning at the capitol trying to get our representatives to listen to us on HB 318 (a bill that would allow some of our Utah parents to adopt the children they are already parenting in their homes so that they may get their children on their health insurance and be liable for child support and so on). Right now Rob is at the school as a volunteer helping the kids decorate Valentine’s cookies. And tonight we’ll have dinner as a family, kiss the kids goodnight, snuggle together on the couch and watch an episode of Lost (OMG it’s getting good :-)). So far it has been and it looks to be a perfect Valentine’s Day, in our own way.
Anyway, to all celebrating it in a traditional manner, Happy Valentine’s Day! (Or, if you’re the shaggy thong sort, Merry Lupricalia.)
Oh, and call your representative in support of HB318, and opposition to SB 267! :-)