Today’s my wedding anniversary. My Hubble reminded me about an hour ago as it dawned on him what the date was today! We don’t do anniversaries or big birthdays that often. Too many years I guess or a general lack of enthusiasm to celebrate one day amongst many.
There was once a girl living inside me who wanted to celebrate all the special days; the first date, our sixth month anniversary, the day we made up after two years of “going on a break”! That girl used to worry and prep to do something memorable. A nice dinner, lovely pressie or a visit to somewhere special. I can’t even remember when she disappeared, nor do I care. Life is easier without her.
Hubble believes that Valentine’s Day is a commercialised waste of money driven by corporate freaks trying to drain an extra pound from our pockets. He feels that everyday is special and we shouldn’t wait for one marked day a year to show it. After many years of hearing his rant, I’m loath to admit I do agree with him.
We have busy lives and there is next to no time to make special days that don’t end up in disappointments. Usually prebooked dinners end up with us staying home to nurse a vomiting child or date nights end with one of us working/writing late so we miss it! Yes, we do spend moments together but they aren’t planned. I hate plans. I’m always late or forget plans and end up letting people down. Impromptu visits and off the cuff dinners work better and tend to mean more.
Remind me to share my wedding story one day and how it turned from a fixed event to a 6pm appointment with a priest!
How do you feel about anniversaries and planning special events? I’d love to hear your special stories. xx
Happy Anniversary Hubble!
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