Post-Valentine’s Day musings.

Every now and again the subject of Sabra’s ex comes up, and every so often the subject goes to the fact that he thought that, as she recently put it, “candy and stuffed animals were the height of romance.”

We always laugh at this, but around this time of year it always makes me wonder β€” what’s the whole deal with giving your significant other a stuffed toy for Valentine’s Day? We wouldn’t give them stuffed animals for Christmas or their birthday, so why does Valentine’s Day get stuck with that?

Candy? Sure. But candy’s useful to an extent β€” if you want a sugar rush, you eat it. And hey, who’d turn down a box of Ferrero Rocher candies for any occasion? (Mmmm, Nutella…)

But what does a grown-up do with a stuffed animal? “Aww, how cute.” And then…nothing.

I don’t mean to come across as a stuffed shirt or anything. What I’m getting at is this: Why not get ’em something along the lines of what you’d get ’em for Christmas or their birthday? Sabra got me a knife and the latest Tom Clancy book for Valentine’s Day. (And I didn’t even ask for that last thing. I was going to but it completely slipped my mind. She’s just awesome like that.)

And yes, you know you want to see the knife…

knife

 

Yep. Definitely beats a stuffed bear.

(For the record, I got her some yarn that she had been wanting from her new favorite yarn store. She liked that a lot better than a stuffed bear, too. πŸ˜‰ )

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2 Responses to “Post-Valentine’s Day musings.”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    Gifts should be based on the person receiving not the person giving. Too many folks forget that simple fact and give what they would want to give or what makes them happy to give.

    Never mind that it is often completely inappropriate for the person, the giver feels good about her/him self and that is what counts for them.

    By the way, stuffed animals can be a great gift for gunnies – we also need targets for the bayonet charges.
    We are having a North Texas Blog shoot Memorial Day weekend this year. Contact me if you and Sabra would be interested in heading up this way to attend. Would love to have you folks joining the crowd.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    That sounds like fun, Bob! I’ll talk to Sabra and get back to you.

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