I admit being the hopeless romantic kind, I always expect romance on Valentine’s Day. Usually, however my plans are thwarted by the fact my husband has to work that day. Being in the healthcare field and the fact that he works the afternoon shift, romance is generally aimed at, but often missed.
I always get a card, usually a mushy one, which is sweet. Sometimes ,he even remember to put my name on the envelope before handing it to me. And hurrah this year, he remembered!
Once he brought me a chocolate bar home from work, one he got from a co-worker, ah… thanks recycled chocolate, but heck it was chocolate. Still tasted good.
I cannot say he has never brought me flowers, but it usually after I have pouted and whined about not getting flowers. They are often discounted flowers from Kroger, and that wouldn’t be bad if he took the big orange and yellow discount tag off first. I don’t really need to know he is only willing to pay half price,do I? But, the fact he puts up with the pouting and whining is a big point in his favor.
Life cannot be an endless romance and everyday he is content to stay with me shows that he truly loves me. The times when he does say things like, “Boy, you have gorgeous eyes.” are more than just sweet, because I know he means it.
So, all in all, I’ll take the card with no name, the discount flowers, the recycled chocolate, and my very average guy that gave them to me.
So are you romantic or pragmatic? Do you long for chocolate and flowers or would you rather have a sincere complement?