Thursday, February 14, 2013

An Allergy to Romance?

Am I allergic to romance? I get so uncomfortable and always have when it comes to these "romantic" designated days (this actually might be the only designated day). Even when I'm "in love" (which I currently am just for the record!) I still get all funky and weird and freeze up and just draw a blank. I was like this even when I was younger. My first, and only, secret admirer was in 6th grade and I still remember to this day my stomach dropping to the floor and almost puking when my brothers (of all people) found this enormous heart box full of chocolate covered cherries on the top of our car. And please, imagine with me, what that was like. Four brothers!! All having a very good time with the fact that I had a secret admirer and proceeding with all the appropriate jokes you would expect from four boys. Well, let me tell you more, because I know you are just dying to know! The card was typed! Yes, this one was a smart one. However, I was a little--actually VERY--terrified, mortified that some boy came to my house and put something on our car! I was mortified until my wonderful, completely unrealistic, imagination of mine convinced me that it was the most popular boy in school who was secretly in love with me. In the end, however, it was a friend's, older brother (who was definitely in 8th grade!) and whom I had never spoken to or even seen! And, of course, my brothers ate all the chocolate covered cherries.


  1. If it makes you feel any better, sisters would pick on you about the secret admirer, too (at least mine did!).

    I'm not quite allergic to love, but I do think there's too much pressure to act a certain way. My coworkers were shocked that my husband and I didn't have dinner plans for Valentine's day. Why should we? Love is 24/7/365.

  2. That does make me feel better! You don't know how times I've imagined having a sister, until I realized we would probably be forced to share clothes and such ;) I totally agree about Valentine's, I like keeping it simple too!

  3. Hahahaha, what an escapade. I can imagine the embarrassment. Really, you never saw him? Was he a peeping in your window at night?

    1. HA! No I'm very sure that's not what happened! But it was definitely a field day for my brothers :)