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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's What?

So, haven't researched any of this. When did a story about a guy named Valentine getting executed turn into Chocolate, flowers and a mandate that guys do something special for their girls?

(Time to digress on a rabbit trail)

Don't get me wrong, I love doing special things for my wife. With three kids, I think it is very important to make sure you date your spouse so you don't turn into glorified roommates. I take my wife on one date a week MINIMUM. Lots of excuses out there...the top two being:

     1. I don't have enough time
     2. I don't have enough money

Those are both valid excuses. Wait a minute. NO THEY ARE NOT!
Though they certainly help, neither are a valid reason not to date your wife.
Some of our fondest memories are dates that didn't cost a penny. Get creative, do a word search on free dates, invest some of yourself into the process. The dating process doesn't stop when you get married. Unfortunately for so many, it does. Maybe that is PART of the reason divorce is so rampant in America.

If you want something bad enough, you can find a way to make it happen. Dates aren't about meals and movies and flowers. They can be part of it. Going on a walk is free. Friends, family, church can be a possible resource for low cost/free child care.

(back on track)

There, now that you all know I am not some slob that sits around 364 days out of the year, then complains about the one holiday where there is an expectation for a date.

This can all be summed up nicely. I was at the grocery store and the female clerk stated how Valentine's day was all about her and all women and it was the guys duty to do nice things for her. I looked at her, shaking my head (joking of course) and with typical Zeke-no-mouth-filter style said, "Only a women could take a day some guy died on and turn it into something about them!