Catron House Wars – Valentine's Day Edition
Merlyn and I have been married or dating for at least 13 Valentine’s Days, but I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve actually exchanged any gifts (or even cards) for this holiday. I’ll admit, it was truly a Catron House War for me in the early days. “Gifts” is one of my love languages… not so much for Merlyn. And this can create big tension on this gloriously over-dramatized day.
My perspective: Any excuse is a good excuse to give someone a gift.
His perspective: Hallmark and florists are just trying to make a buck, so he refuses to give in to the marketing of it. 🙂
And so, we don’t usually do very much for Valentine’s Day. I’ve adjusted my expectations over the years and we’ve learned to just have fun hanging out. The pressure is off to do anything dramatic on this day. I have no idea what we are doing tonight. Probably making dinner at home and watching a movie. I just might coerce him to watch a chick flick though. 🙂
So, how are you spending Valentine’s Day?