It’s almost here. “What is?” you ask, “Valentine’s Day?” Well, you can call it that but according to my husband, you might as well call it FREE S*^ Day! You see, he views his romantic life much like a bingo card—desperately trying to land a win with me. In his mind, every time he folds the laundry, he’s get a chip. If he takes me out to eat, he get a chip, if he loads the dishwasher, he gets a chip. Little does he know that I could gladly love him without all this effort, but let’s keep that between you and me.
For him, Valentines Day is like the free square in the middle of the card. And that free square stands alone! He doesn’t need a diagonal or straight across the board, nor does he need a new shirt, cologne, or a new golf club. All he needs is his free square on Valentine’s Day.
I realized how much romance meant to him when our kids were small. I’d spend the whole day caring for the kids and by that evening, I was exhausted. I’d plop down on the couch wearing a mix bouquet of formula and diaper ointment. My hair would tangled with cheerio’s and the closest I got to make-up for the day was dried green peas smeared across my face. You’d think it would be enough to repel any man. Right? Wrong! My husband would sit down beside me and give me the look. You know the look. All I could think was… “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
Over the years, I’ve learned the importance romance plays in a man’s life. It affects their whole well-being. If they know that they are loved by their wife, there’s nothing they can’t do…or do for you! So, girls, you and I don’t have to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day or search the stores for the perfect gift. Just send the kids to grandma’s, cook a romantic dinner for two, eat it on the living room floor surrounded by candle light, and then, present your gift…a bingo card! It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember!