Yeah, so that day of hearts, boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, and red roses is almost upon us.
It’s a day that is in turns reviled and rejoiced. I’ve had twenty years to refine my talents in this area, and I’ve come up with a few hits: Sending flowers to your honey at work is a good idea, and they usually like it! Take them out to a special place for dinner. Bonus points if you remember to give them a card. Be sure to fill it out first or your bonus points do the whirly down the toilet. Been there. It’s not cool to hang over your loved one’s shoulder saying, “If I would have had time to fill this out, I would have said blah blah blah.” You get super cool bonus points if you take them to a romantic dinner and then bring them ice skating. That one was stellar.
Of course, on the flip side, I’ve come up with a few duds: It’s best to at least hand over a card on that oh-so-special day, even if you don’t have anything else to give with it. Learn from my mistakes, here! Which leads me to my next oops…don’t give a crockpot to your love on Valentine’s Day. They will not love it and may even question their love for you. Practicality isn’t a good excuse for failed romance.
And then there’s the double fail:
Wife looks at you and says, “Honey, what’s the date?”
Glances at phone. “It’s the 15th.”
“What month are we in?”
“Uh.” Glances at phone again. “February.”
“That’s what I thought. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!”
Yup. We exchanged a big old kiss and said we’d try again next year. Sometimes those are the easiest Valentine’s Days of all!
So what are your most epic wins and seriously catastrophic Valentine’s day fails? Because really, don’t we all of a crock pot story?