Just this morning I was re-living some of my most embarrassing grade school moments with Chuck on our commute to work. One such embarrassing moment happened around 10th grade. While I was not exactly unpopular in high school, I was no "Plastic." I mostly hung out with my youth group friends and did my best to duck my head and escape high school relatively unscathed.
As a fundraiser, our school's Student Council sold $1.00 carnations to be delivered to crushes and friends during class throughout the day (I'm sure the teachers loved that). I generally bought one for my small core of friends and went on my merry way. Then in third period Chemistry, they announced before my entire class that I was the lucky recipient from my surprise crush, this super icky boy in my grade. I really did feel bad for the kid- it took a lot of guts to do that, and I was not remotely interested. But as a kid who already struggled with classroom anxiety, I was way too preoccupied with being completely mortified as the entire class looked over at me and uttered a collective, "Aww!"
|Yes, it really did happen. And yes, my makeup was horrendous.|
Chuck and I have had three Valentine's Days together thus far. The first, I demanded he not get me anything because we were still new to the relationship and I didn't want their to be any "pressure" before we had the "define the relationship" talk. The second, we were engaged in Pittsburgh and had a fantastic night at an event held at the PPG Aquarium. The third, well I don't remember. All I know is that we were married and both working our asses off at two jobs and likely got each other a card.
Now that we're approaching #4, I have a different outlook on Cupid's holiday. I've been married for a year and a half now, and although I love my husband more every day, it is very easy to become lost in the shuffle of work commutes and house chores. My heart looks forward to romance-filled date nights, even if they are a little bit fabricated. I've never been a chocolates and roses kind of girl, but a holiday that allows for quality time with my Hubby is okay by me!