Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dragons Views on Valentines Day

It is the day of Mandatory Love.  Why say it just one day a year?

I enjoy getting a box of chocolates as much as the next person.  It always gets shared and passed around.  But NEVER on Valentines Day.  A dozen red roses?  Not from Dragon and not on the day of mandatory love.

Dragon loves me every second of every day of the year.  He gives me "I love you" presents all year long.  Rose bushes I can plant and enjoy, chocolates and pretty dresses.  Symphony tickets and picnics in the mountains.  He walks in the door with little presents for me almost every week.  When asked why, Dragon says "because I love you."

No, he doesn't completely ignore the day of mandatory love.  He understands that it means something to me.  However, he doesn't go all out to say "I love you" on this one day of the year.  He proposed to me under the stars, February 14, 1994.  It was his way to make the day special to both of us.

Why does valentines day come on a short paycheck month anyway?  The heating bill is the highest it gets and the paycheck it at its lowest.    With three birthdays in one month, extra expenses and a smaller than normal paycheck, I'm ok with a simple "I love you" on this day.

Tonight, under the stars, he will again say those words to me.  That is what makes this day special.  But then, that is what makes all the other days of the year special too.

Ps.  With my baby brother getting married soon, my Dragon has been talking to him almost every day.  Mentoring him and helping him to understand his role in marriage.  BB does not understand his role as leader of his new family.  Sooo.  Dragon is working on an email to him about leadership in the family.  He will post it to his blog when he is done.

Yippee! ! !   A Dragon post! ! !


  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Dragon! :)

  2. I totally agree... and S and I are the same way. I'm thinking S dosen't want to be told what day is gonna be special for us! ((hugs))

    Happy Valentines Day to both of you!

  3. Happy Valentines Day! I agree...we need to pay attention to all the little acts of love all the year through.

    I'm excited about what Dragon is doing for your brother!

  4. I'm with you, showing your spouse you love them everyday is more important than just one day a year.

  5. It has descended into commercialised nonsense. I did receive roses but I also agree that one day a year, is just not enough! Lol! :)
    Hope you and Dragon had a lovely day.

    Dee x

  6. Grace, thank you! I did have a great day.

    Mikki, It was special, just as everyday is with my family!

    Susie, I think the little everyday things are move important that one box of chocolates!

    I am happy my brother is back in our lives. He is talking and listening to both of us.

    faerie, Showing love every day of the year should be goal. Yes?

    Dee, I think florists make more money on this one holiday than any other day of the year.

    We had a great day doing what we always to.

    Hugs to all my blog land friends! ! !