However, I'm also not one of those boycotters of V-day. I love love. I'm a helpless romantic whose heart swoons at anything sweet (in real life, in a book, in a movie...in my imagination...). I'm a big sap who gets weepy and worked up even over the cheesy things. I love love.
I love being in love. I love being loved. I love to love other people.
So if it takes an odd little mainstream media holiday for people to take a few days and let the world be centered on love, I'll take it.
This year, I decided to do the 14 days of love for my boy--that's right, he gets FOURTEEN full days of cheesy thoughtful and fun gifts from me. They aren't real expensive, but they're all things he likes, and they all have a love pun to match.
Let's kick it old school with the photos...
|His Prom, 2003|
|My Homecoming, 2003|
I also printed out song lyrics--because what kind of true sap would I be if I don't LOVE love songs?--to go along. I used to make him CDs every year (but I soon realized he didn't listen to them...why wouldn't a guy ride around blaring "When You Say Nothing At All"?)...so now I'll just print out the words. That's why I chose the songs for him the whole time anyway--the words. Those song lyrics can pack a punch or whisper something so eloquently that your heart has always known.
So for today, he gets the lyrics to "Never Stop" by SafetySuit along with a bag of kisses -- What'd I wanna marry you for anyhow? So I can KISS you anytime I want... (insert cheesy factor here; can't say I didn't warn you!)
These gifts aren't much, but they're a reminder that I think about him constantly every day; that I love him creatively and fully; that he's my best friend and my complete match; that he's my favorite.
get out there and spread the love,
original version with lyrics written on screen
(acoustic "wedding" version--words are easier to hear and understand)