Real-Life Valentine's Day
What has happened to Valentine's Day? I seem to remember—though it may be from a previous life—it being a day when my husband and I would go to dinner, maybe even a late movie. And let's not forget ... there were gifts! My favorite: the biggest chocolate-covered strawberries you could imagine from a well-known local chocolate store.
Nowadays, however, the holiday seems to come and go without fanfare (or strawberries). First, I'm too tired to celebrate. Second, just the sight of the latest trend in Valentine's Day attire in the window of Victoria's Secret puts me in a panic to get on the treadmill that I neither own nor have time to use.
I would like to propose some new Valentine's Day traditions for couples who are too tired to make it through a late-night movie, too frazzled to remember to water the bouquet that might arrive, and/or too uncomfortable at this point in their lives to don a see-through pair of thong underwear.