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Happy Independence Day!

14 February 2014, 09:49

Yes yes yes I am fully aware that I currently fall under the category of “in relationship” but unfortunately I gots to thinking this morning (which is NEVER a good thing) so allow me this bit of ranting/thinking/tongue in cheek humor (I hope).

Last year on this very same day I celebrated what I very fondly called my independence day. I toasted the fact that I was free to do what I wanted when I wanted. That there was no picking up the clothes that were so very delicately thrown down right next to the washing machine. That there was no *click-click “Make me a sandwich”* in my life.

All the red hearts in the shops kept me as far away from shops as possible (and boy oh boy did I save a lot of money that month). I did not wish anyone a “happy valentines” but merely mumbled a “Happy Independence day”. When the day was done, I went to bed like I would any other normal day.

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This year however I did the dressing in red and white and hearts and flowers (and might I add spent way too much money in the shops). But as I looked around at all the people gone valentines mad, the wheels started turning. Where do you draw the line? Some people go all out and I can somewhat understand that they want to share the love…but seriasly!!!

To me Valentines is everyday thanks to this man in my life, but he makes this day extra special. Neither of us go around sending all our contacts those “Roses are red, Violets are blue, petrol costs more, than dinner for 2” messages. Why on earth would you even think that sending a friend a valentine’s message, especially a single friend, could possibly be the right thing to do?

Okay fine so my kids gave me a valentines card declaring that “I wuff you Mommy” which was cute and all…but there is no way I “wuff” all the peeps on my contact list. Valentines if I remember correctly is a day for lovers.

So please if you are in fact in “wuff” please, please, PLEASE don’t over share! Rather take that time and write a special message to the ONE you love. And to all the singles out there, Happy Independence Day.

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