Saturday, January 07, 2006

Dumb, Stupid Valentine's Day

I hate Valentine's Day!

I went out grocery shopping today and was put in a foul mood. I was reminded that Valentine's Day is coming soon. I have seen glimpses of this disgustingly, horrific holiday trying to pop it's ugly little head up since the day after Christmas. Today however, the store displays were up in full force all over the darn store. Yuck!

Why do I hate this holiday? Because I am selfish! I don't have a Valentine so this holiday reeks!

I hate going to work and seeing all of the lovely flower or balloon arrangements coming in left and right to my ever so happily married colleagues. (Just rubbing my face in their happiness... )

I hate watching the tv shows and commercials that are Valentine's Day related. The cute little couples kissing and having a great time being together. PUHLEASE!

All this holiday does for me is remind me of how painfully single I really am. I hated this holiday when I was in a relationship too. I never got anything for Valentine's Day then either. Oh, actually I think I did. I believe that I was asked something like this "So what do I need to get you for Valentine's Day?" Stupid ex-boyfriend!

In all fairness, I must say that I can count on some people to remember me for Valentine's Day. I can always count on Mom to get me some beautiful tulips. I can always count on Mom to help Sabina get something for me and for Sabi to make me a nice card. I can count on my students to all give me a Valentine and for some to even give me a little box of chocolates or a teddy bear. I am grateful for that...

So why am I complaining? I guess because I am grumpy, it is my blog and I can! I need to vent. I hate feeling like I am so inadequate because I don't have a Valentine. I hate feeling like I even have to have one.

I would love to call in sick on February 14th and stay home in bed and not have to deal with this miserable day.


I won't of course. I will host a fabulous Valentine's Day party. I will make sure that all of the little kids who can't buy their own cards will have cards to pass out. I will make sure that my daughter feels especially loved and spoiled on Valentine's Day. Heck - I will probably even wear read and smile at all of my colleagues who wish me a Happy Valentine's Day. I will even gush over their lovely flower and balloon arrangements.

You can't make me like it though...

I hate Valentine's Day!


14 comments:

Progressive Texas Chicano said...

OMG I feel the SAME WAY about SVD! Stupid holiday! Bad enough to be single from Thanksgiving thru Xmas...then to accentuate it thru the middle of Feb! I couldn't agree more!

sotic said...

I can understand what you are going through. I can’t say that I hate Valentine’s Day but I don’t hate it as much as I do Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. When my family gets together and all my cousins and siblings are with there wives and husbands, I am the only one that has no one else. Because I do not want to be part of it I go and play with the kids well now I have become the babysitter “Because Sotic like kids.” In the last couple of years I have taken a different approach to it, it’s my own fault that I am single. I should celebrate that someone else is happy and their happiness is mine. Like you the bitterness is dip inside and I will not show it to any one else.

MsAbcMom said...

PTC and Sotic: Glad that I am not alone here.

Sotic: You are a better person that I am.

:-)

margie said...

Kelly, though I am not single, I have no fondness for SVD. It's a commercial hype like so many other holidays. From long stemmed roses to SpongeBob SVD cards, it's just a matter of selling something to suckers. I am very lucky to be in love for so many years, but I don't need stuff or a holiday to celebrate it. Geez, I don't even wear a wedding ring. For a number of years, Alan and I exchanged obligatory gifts on SVD, but then realized that it wasn't what was meaningful in our lives. We have to rise above the crap that surrounds us, but sometimes it's hard when it's shoved in your face. I know that tense feeling in my gut, like when I'm in a public meeting and have to rise for the flag salute. SVD aside--you are a lovely kind and wonderful woman, one of my very favorite people in the world.

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Kelly, let me tell you why I love SVD. It is my chance to use all of those heart shaped molds, plates and baking pans! :)
The problem in the US is that the holiday is so commercialized, that people forget about the real meaning of it. It is a time to share with your loved ones and family. In Spanish we call it "Dia del Amor y la Amistad", which I think is more appropriate.

cindylu said...

I like the Mexican take on it El día del amor y amistad. Somehow removing it from a day to merely celebrate romantic love to other types of love (like mother to daughter, students to teacher) makes me dislike the day less. If it makes you feel any better, I'm seeing someone and I'm still dreading February 14th.

MsAbcMom said...

I know - I need to quit having a pity party! I am just not quite there yet. I want to be grumpy for a little while longer. Thanks for your sweet words everyone!

Sabrina said...

I agree with PTC, no need to accentuate it thru the middle of February that I'm single! But, I'm glad to read that it is different in Mexico. Maybe I should go there every February.

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Agnes said...

Hi, Nice blog and post. I hate SVD also, altohough i am not single. But anyway i think its a stupid holiday! Poeple should show their love every day, and every day should be like SVD if you really love someone...

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