I expect turquoise boxes with overpriced and mediocre heart shaped jewelry inside.
I expect soft stuffed animals with red hearts, along with red roses, chocolate, and mylar heart balloons.
I expect lots of glitter, tissue paper, and poems from the heart.
I expect bubbly drinks, fancy dessert, and elaborately thoughtful expressions of love.
I expect all of this because that's what Facebook, Pinterest, and the television tell me.
Can you tell I'm still not a fan of Valentine's Day despite being happily married? What used to be S.A.D. (single awareness day) is now just S. A. D. (such a dud). Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it reminds us the meaning of love, to be grateful for love, and to love love love... but ultimately, the historical objective of Valentine's Day was just to make more money, and because of what it's become... we just spend too much effort for a made up holiday. Yes... I'm Ant-Valentine's, yet here I am blogging about it, precisely why I despise Valentine's Day!
The only thing I want from Valentine's Day this year is pink sugar. Edible pink glitter, buttery pink frosting, frothy pink drinks, silky pink maple syrup, creamy pink whipped cream, savory pink pudding, and addictive caramel pink popcorn. And a pink crown to top it off. Think pink!