Weekend Assignment #151: Is Valentine's Day a genuinely romantic day? Or just a big commercial money pit into which romantic people fall? Go on, share how you really feel about the day -- whether you enjoy it, or feel like it's forced on you by greeting card companies, or fall somewhere in between those two poles.
Rick and I have a weird tradition on this day. We go to Buffalo and get a window seat. Then we count how many couples we see holding hands. It is the only day of the year that you see it this much and one of the few days where the man will initiate the hand holding. We chuckle when at times the woman will rip her hand out of his. Hummmm what was THAT reaction. Men open the door for their ladies, they hold their elbow while they step of the curb. They buy them gifts and make them feel special.
So I guess I have to say I enjoy the day because I enjoy people watching and we both enjoy our little tradition. Sometimes we even hold hands, LOL. We don't exchange cards because we don't need a day to tell us we mean alot to each other. But this is a very very special day. It is the day we became grandparents for the first time. That is why the day is so special to us.