OK~ I'm looking at the calendar and Valentine's Day is coming in Feburary. I hate to admit this. I always saw it as a chore when my boys had those cards to address when they were in Elementary School. I know- slap me silly- naughty Mom! According to a report from USA Today , in 2009, Americans spent 14.7 billion on Valentine's Day. My parents usually treated Valentine's Day like any other day, so maybe that's where I developed this love/hate relationship, in regards to February 14th. Are all of those "things" really necessary? Kind of reminds me of Christmas, are all of those "things" really necessary? Anyway, this Mom will treat February 14th like any other day. Maybe I should go out and spend lots of money on my family, but I don't have the money to spend on another "Christmas."
The stores are bursting with all sorts of toys, balloons, flowers, etc.............Personally, I would like to receive some flowers, as a surprise, not on a holiday on the calendar. And I do believe that my teenage sons would like a little surprise when it's not expected! What are your thoughts? Maybe I'm just a Grinch when it comes to Valentine's Day and need to loosen up a bit! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?