Every February as Valentine’s Day approaches The Man and I argue about who the holiday is really for. I hint that I have a special gift for him in mind, then he says, “Baby Valentine’s Day is not fur us, it’s for you!” By “us” he means men, and by “you” he means women.
My husband firmly believes that men could care less about Valentine’s Day and that getting a man a gift or card is a total waste of money, though he’ll likely never tell you he feels this way. I on the other hand disagree for three main reasons: 1. I’ve never seen him turn down one of my gifts or reject a love dovey card. (EVER!) Which clearly means he enjoys my offers of love and gratitude on this day. 2. It’s called Valentine’s Day, not Woman’s Day, and he is my valentine, right? If I’m truly embracing the meaning of this commercialized lover’s holiday, than shouldn’t that than mean that I get my valentine a gift? And that would be my husband, hands down. 3. The last time I was in the card shop I could have sworn I saw a section of v-day cards for “husbands” from “wives”. Do you think a card giant like Hallmark would waste time and ink producing cards people don’t regularly buy? I don’t!
All I know is I won’t show up empty handed tomorrow! And so I ask, whose side are you on?