Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day

It's not a day we go all out for.

I did buy Freyja an adorable Ariel hair bow, since she's just the tiniest bit obsessed with the Titian-haired mermaid.

DH is getting a more adult oriented treat - after all, the day after is the Lupercalia, an ancient Roman fertility festival (also commemorates the founding of Rome). Why not celebrate both?

As for me, DH is pretty good at buying presents that really communicate "I love you for who you are, not who the diamond ads say you should be."

That's right, chickadees. I get video games. Two years ago we got a crazy huge tax return and he came through with a Game Boy Advance SP. That was lovely. I still use it frequently. This year it was Kingdom Hearts II. I did ask for Lego Star Wars, but apparently it's nowhere to be found.

He could buy me jewelry, I suppose. And it'd just sit there unworn. Video games, however, get lots of use. As would lingerie, but I prefer to pick that out myself and consider that more a present for HIM than the other way around.


Mandi said...

Kudos to Kerwin for getting it right. We don't do VDay around here. It gives me the shivers, Hallmark and Zales and all.

Heather said...

Yeah, it's a very minor fun thing around here, no craziness.

thordora said...

I told mine I had no expectations since usually he doesn't think about it, he buys what I tell him. Which is so totally not the point of it.

At this point, i'd rather get nothing. If he can't be bothered to think of anything...

amazon GC's are the way to my heart. :)

Mandi said...

As is standard, we didn't exchange gifts or the like. He can't exactly shop from bed anyway, and I balance his checkbook so I would know about it nearly immediately.

Such a predictable life we live ... *sigh*. <3

Heather said...

I think I got Kingdom Hearts II thrown at me over a week before the actual holiday, even though "valentine present" seemed to be the implication. >.<

Heehee :)