Did your Facebook feed get clogged up with pictures of flowers on Valentine’s day? With girls saying things like, “I’m so lucky! I’m so spoiled! What a great man I have! My honey is the best!” Did you find it completely annoying and over the top? I might have.
Now if I’m being honest, YES I have posted pictures of flowers I’ve received in the past. They may have even been Valentine’s day flowers. And also if I’m being honest, I love Valentine’s day! I love the little cards, I love the hearts, I love the chocolate covered strawberries, and I love the whole idea of celebrating the people you love. But, enough is enough. It’s time for a little dose of reality friends.
Do you truly think you are “lucky” because your significant other gave you roses on a day when the expectation is you give your significant other roses? A day where it is basically mandated you give your lady a gift? Why is that lucky? Why does that make you spoiled? Why does that make your man amazing? He didn’t buy you those flowers out of the kindness of his heart. He bought them because it is DICTATED he do so on February 14th. And because if he didn’t, there will be hell to pay (my husband got me NOTHING for our 1st Vday as a married couple and I went nuts on him. In his defense, we did move into our house that weekend but still....).
What I think makes you lucky is having a man who respects you, cares for you, and takes care of you. A man who will cook dinner when you’re too tired (or at least pays for the take out), runs the kids to practice when you want to stay late a work or go to the gym, a man who will put a blanket over you if you fall asleep on the couch so you don’t get cold. A man who brings you Starbucks at work because he knows you are having a bad day. A man who sends you flowers on some random day to say thank you for being a great mom and wife. A guy who is honest and dependable. Who listens to you and respects you.
I don’t begrudge those ladies that got those beautiful bouquets on Valentine’s day. Who wouldn’t want those gorgeous flowers? I just hope those “lucky” girls are lucky for the right reasons. Having a man give you a dozen long stemmed roses on February 14th might make you happy for the day, but how is he treating you on February 13th and 15th? What about June 16th? That’s what’s important. That’s what matters.
Oh, and while we are talking Facebook posts, let me just ask a question. Why are you posting on Facebook how much you loooove your man and tagging him in the post, when you live in the same house together??? You live together, can’t you just walk into the living room and tell him that? Or gosh, if it’s that hard to get up, just text him. But why the obsession with everyone on FB knowing how in love you are? Am I right?
Thanks for listening to my Tuesday Talk! I feel so much better now! :)
P.S. All the political posts are annoying me too! Just post pics of your kids and cute puppies from now on please! And maybe hot fireman. Yeah, hot fireman are OK too.