My boyfriend, Mark, told me about an article that asks what is and is not acceptable as a Valentine’s Day gift. Apparently a bunch of women were interviewed and 10/10 of them agreed that dinner could and should be counted as the gift itself.
I just have one question: Were these women interviewed from the confines of their rooms or in the common room at the Mental Institution they’re staying at?
On what planet is it okay to count dinner as a gift? Okay, okay, I know that’s technically two questions, but seriously! If “dinner” was meant to also be a synonym for “gift”, the two words would (a) be interchangeable and (b) be in some dictionary, printed somewhere…anywhere. The lack of Webster’s approval leads to my conclusion, the one and only any sane person can come up with: Dinner is not the gift.
Now, for those of you who want to go ahead and call me a golddigger, I’ll add in that a gift does not have to be hundreds of dollars. It should, however, be something romantic, or jewelry, or romantic jewelry. You don’t have to buy diamonds to show you care enough to pick up a little something for the girl you’re dating (although, diamonds *are* little, hint, hint…).
And don’t go twisting my words and thinking that it’s fine for you to buy a gift and call it a (Valentine’s) day (sorry, too much?). You’re still responsible for getting a sweet card, writing a little heartfelt something in it, buying pretty roses, and picking up chocolates and a cute stuffed animal or two.
Think all of this is asking for too much? We think the same thing as we bear your children.
Happy Valentine’s Day!