2.14.2011

Valentine's Day at Dysfunction Junction



My take on Valentine's Day is much like my take on many other things in life.

It's what you make it.

If you make it an over-commercialized day of buying crap for people you barely tolerate, then it's a crap holiday.
If you buy diamonds because you feel pressured by the diamond companies to do so, you're a sucker.
If that's the only day you say "I love you" to those that you love....I guess it's better than never saying it at all. But not much better.




But if you make it a fun day, in which you celebrate those that you love in whatever way you choose....then it can be a great day.
Do what works for you. Make cookies with your kids. Then put them to bed early and have a quiet dinner with your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, lonely elderly neighbor.....
It's about showing love. You can show love to whomever you love. It doesn't have to be romantic love. And you don't have to spend money.
To me, Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. I love my family every day, but I welcome a special day devoted to showering them with love.
And the fact that it involves copious amounts of chocolate makes it a WIN in my book, hands.down.


Happy Valentine's Day!


13 comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

I love getting G lots of little vday goodies - because they are cute.

Kel said...

Happy Valentines Day - I hope you have a day full of dysFUNctional love!!! :)
~K

Amy said...

Happy Valentine's day! I love your take on Valentine's day... you hit spot-on what it should be like. :)

Elaine A. said...

LOVE your take on it! That's pretty much how we celebrated too. Happy Valentine's Day! :)

myevil3yearold said...

So true!

anymommy said...

Did you say "copious amounts of chocolate"?

jennifer said...

We seriously dropped the ball with Valentine's Day this year. My kids are troopers. I guess I'm a trooper too.

I hope that yours was wonderful!

blueviolet said...

I'm so with you on the addition of chocolate being the ultimate cap on the day.

It's wonderful to celebrate love!

Seizing My Day said...

Yep... it is all about the lovin... not the stuff... I love spending time with my peeps... that is my kinda day!! and well.. we do that lovin all year long!! =) I LOVE all your little owls... where do you find them all??!! I want to paint them!! ... matter of fact... I might just... =) anyway... .Happy lovin darlin!!

Myya said...

I love love! We should cherish all those we love all the time, this is a ncie day to give an extra little reminder about how much though. We don't do much at my house, crafts with the kids & chocolate of course. Oh & I got a sweet kiss & an extra I love you from the hubz :)

Alicia said...

I agree!! What a great post!!!

Whitney said...

I think you'll appreciate that I made stuffed owls for Valentine's Day gifts this year! I'll be posting pics of them later this weekend when my pen-pal gets hers. :)

Much More Than Mommy said...

Yay! This is great! Thank you for stopping by and pointing me in your direction, I love this post! <3