I like many others have bought a Card, a heart shaped chocolate box and other nice surprises for my wife to say I love you. I know I dont say it often enough and perhaps on this special day I do need a prompt....
However, is my motive driven by the shame (or indeed fear) of not doing so? Am I expecting a nice meal and a relaxing evening sharing an extra bottle of wine etc.
Or have I just been mugged by the greetings card manufacturers who market this "special day" to sell more stock?
Has commercialism gone too far and are we as a nation being bullied and coerced in to buying things we simply do not need? Our children are beginning to buy into this material ideology without experiencing true childhood and growth (climbing trees and running around "outside" etc)
take a look at this poor kid;