I think this happens to just about every couple that lives in close quarters. One gets sick and shortly after the other follows. Then the former recovers while the other gets worse, but shortly after the recovered one gets infected again by the miserably sick one. Basically, I'm sick again. Bah.
Right now Matt is snoozling away in the bedroom while I'm stealing a few minutes away from my work to put a few words down here. I'm trying to figure out what to get him for Valentine's day. He asked me what I wanted and responded with my annoying habit of answering with a question and asked him what he wanted. His reply, "Valentine's day is a girl holiday."
I remember having a similar conversation years before and as a result I polled some of my male friends asking them if they shared the same belief. I think the consensus was that they would be flattered/appreciative if given a gift on Valentine's day, but they understood Matt's sentiment. I believe that Valentine's day is a give or do something nice for someone or everyone that you love, male or female.
My brother gave me Valentine's gifts for years before Matt came along. Even when I was dorming, he'd get my roommate to let him in so he could sneak in his gift. I would come back from class and find some chocolate goodness and a card waiting for me. He stopped the year after Matt gave me a dozen red roses and a box of chocolate truffles; he knew I was in good hands.Posted by jennifer at February 08, 2003 05:10 PM