It is rare that Valentine’s Day is remembered in this house. My kids no longer exchange cards at school and last week when I asked my significant other if he knew my favorite flower he choked. He didn't realize I was actually hinting that Valentine’s Day was forthcoming. So, I imagine the holiday of love will once again pass without acknowledgement.
However, if for some reason someone remembers Valentine’s Day, here’s what I would want and what I would not want.
8 Things I Want for Valentine’s Day
1. A winning lotto ticket – Can you say, “Bills paid, yay!”
2. Vases full of tulips in every room – Yes, they are my favorite flower. Significant Other, please take note.
3. My car tuned up – It rattles and hums, which is much better coming from U2.
4. My house completely cleaned – Like walls washed down, baseboards and floors from which food could be eaten.
5. Dogs groomed - They stink. Do you hear me? They smell.
6. Laundry put away – I have failed to put away my laundry for two years. I need help. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for someone to say, “See, I noticed such a dreary task is beneath you. You are now off the hook.”
7. Handmade Cards – They are the best. Especially the ones with lovely prose extolling my greatness.
8. Someone to join me at the dance mob for One Billion Rising at Otterbein University.
2 Things I Do Not Want for Valentine’s Day
1. K-Y Yours+Mine – No, no, no. Not until the things I want, listed above, have been given.
2. Chocolate – Right. Creativity turns me on. Chocolate is not creative.Rinoninha via photopin cc