This is our first Valentine’s day as a married couple. And in the 6 Valentine’s Days we’ve been a couple, this is the first one we’ll actually get to spend together.
The first year we were together (I was a senior in highschool) I had to work on Valentine’s Day night. I was sad, because I had a boyfriend and I wasn’t getting to do anything special. He was working during the day, but he came by my library that evening. He brought a chocolate bar and poems. Best way ever to win me over!
The last 4 years, we were always at our separate colleges on V-Day. It was just never convenient to do anything. New semester, everything’s busy, etc.
As you can see, no expectations built up here. So we were chatting about what we might do and I came up with some ideas he really liked.
First, we’re going to dress up. I have a lovely bridesmaid dress from this last summer. I’ve only worn it once. Since it cost me a bundle, I might as well get more use out of it. It’s quite appropriately red. And Micah has two nice suits he uses for professoring. He’ll wear one of those.
But second, we’re going to stay in.
Actually, we’re going to do something which my sister might find very familiar. We’re ordering pizza and drinking Ginger Ale out of some goblets we were given and pretending it’s champagne (we’re teetotalers for various reasons including drug interaction). And it will be fun.
Then, if I can find something good at the library, we’ll watch a fun movie.
I got the idea from what my sister and I used to do when we got too old for baby sitters. Mom and Dad always went out on V-Day, which was their 1/2 anniversary too. Once we were old enough, she and I stayed home. We had money for pizza, we had soda, and we’d dress up and pretend we were upper class British ladies from around 1900. I have lots of good memories of trying to top each other’s outrageous stories. Then we’d watch a movie we’d rented.
Micah likes pizza, he likes to see me prettified, and he likes being silly. So he’s game!
I think this could very well be the best Valentine’s Day yet. Total cost: under $20.
Here’s the dress I’m going to wear. C’est tres jolie, n’est-ce pas?