I had to run to Target today to get a birthday present for a party that T-Dog is going to tomorrow. So of course, it ends up an entire lunch-hour-long excursion. So I find a present and start my wandering aimlessly around. I peak at the Halloween costumes, brilliantly illuminated by the displays of Christmas lights across the aisle, by the way. I find costumes for all three boys if I can get them to pin down what they want to be. (Side note - Buzz Lightyear gets worn at our house every other week or so. And so I assume that he will want to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween again this year. Of course not - he says Woody now. Crap. Figures.)
I keep meandering, picking up toothpicks (for mixing my frosting colors) and some butt paste (for Sam's red bum - and I put the link so you know that's actually what it's called, not just me referring to it as paste that is put on his butt, k?), etc. Then I remember I should get a card. So I get to the cards, find one that's somewhat not too childish but not too adult for a 7YO, which is ridiculously hard. Because does he really care? Probably not. Do I care too much? Probably. Ugh.
I start to look at other cards because that's the mood I was in. And I see a whole section on "The Sweetest Day - October 16, 2010". WTH? Valentine's Day is in February, what is this Sweetest Day crap? Never had I heard of it.
I get back to work and google it.
It's a midwest thing, been around for ages. I might be becoming more cynical in my old age, or some of DH's opinions are rubbing off on me. Regardless, I do not see the point. If it's a day to spread love and cheer, do you really need a card? Do you really need a card that waxes poetically on your love on this sweetest day to your sweetest person in your sweetest life? I want to raise the Bullshit card on this one. I bet Hallmark doesn't make one of those, but I digress.
People complain that Valentine's Day is too commercial, too orchestrated by the cards, flowers and candy industries. While I don't necessarily agree, because again, we DO have free will not to buy into the cards, flowers and candy, I totally think this Sweetest Day "holiday" is something that we don't need to be observing. Maybe I'm a scrooge today.
Anyway that's my rant for today. Even my delicious chai tea latte from sbux can't get me to thaw on this one!