Don’t make a fuss about Valentine’s Day 39



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One rather chauvinistic man has made a list for Valentine’s Day that will put a smile on your face we hope.  A little bit of light entertainment for a laugh.  Is it worth sharing – only you can tell us! 

My dearest wife is always going on and on and ON about NOT making a fuss over her on Valentine’s Day.  She repeats that it’s the thought that counts.

Well, I put a lot of thought into the gifts from previous February 14ths but she didn’t quite take to any of them like I assumed she would. Here’s my list – see what you think:

  • A bag and a belt

Now our vacuum cleaner will work better I hope when she pushes it around.

  • Brand new mop and bucket.

I was thinking it would be fun to see what colour the floor was because I couldn’t remember.

  • Romantic dinner at fast food restaurant.

I was thinking that she might like to go inside for a change and sit in, instead of fetching dinner at the drive through.

  • Chocolates left-over from last year’s candy box.

I was thinking of how proud she’d be of me for not wasting food. She’s been nagging me for years to recycle.

  • Midnight moped ride through the park.

I was thinking that I’m getting too old to be peddling on the bike.

  • Dozen roses printed on high quality photo paper.

One of my favourites this –  I was thinking these would last a lifetime instead of just a week.  I could even give her colouring in paper – she could appreciate selecting her favourite colour.

  • 45 second back massage.

I was thinking any longer and she might think I was interested in something else.

Did this put a smile on your face for Valentine’s Day?  


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. In my opinion the whole Valentine’s Day thing is just another way to make you spend money. Have never given or received a gift or flowers or a card on February 14 ever! When I was very young it was supposed to be from a secret admirer, now they want everybody exchanging gifts. Just another American idea we’ve embraced.

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    • Totally agree and yes back in the good ole days, it was a card from a secret admirer. You usually hoped it was from someone you had a crush on lol. My husband is my valentine every day not just one day. The sheep just follow sadly 🙁

    • This is so true. I think the young ones are hooked on it though. Even yr 7 grandson wanted to give gift. He wasn’t allowed though.

  2. Very funny. I gave my hubby a nice card and cooked a special lunch. You don’t have to spend a lot of money.

  3. 2 sons, 2 daughter inlaw, 2 grand kids, I got heart shape t lights , card hand written letter, cuddles, and love from all of them. Just for being there, for them.they told me it a love day and they loved me.

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