Thursday, February 13, 2014
Flowers, candy, jewelry--sure I love all those things. But he brings me flowers on random occasions throughout the year, so that's not a Valentine thing. He slips a bag of chocolate into the grocery cart whenever he knows I'm down. So no Valentine there, either. And jewelry? I have enough for ten women and he encourages me to buy it whenever I want.
Yes, there have been some years when he's surprized me. I have several Hallmark pink stuffed animals, and I admit, I love my silly talking hippo. But for the most part? I'd rather have him remember me all year long than go crazy on one day in February.
Because a real romantic is the guy there for you when you need him--regardless of whether that's a heart-shaped box of grocery-store chocolate or someone to sit and watch Gozilla vs. King Kong with you when you can't sleep.
Happy Valentine's day all of you! Do you have a special Valentine traditon? A particular wish? One random commenter will win a free download of my novella Valentine's Heart, from Ellora's Cave.