my boys don't like chocolate. they have each come to this conclusion on their own. they resist chocolate toppings, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate candy bars. that is not to say they don't have a sweet tooth, because they love candy and soda. chocolate just isn't their thing.
chocolate isn't really my thing either. i appreciate a good chocolate truffle occasionally or snacking on a few triangles of a toblerone. i'll eat a few chocolate covered cherries at christmas and i like splitting a kitkat bar or a butterfinger at halloween. for the most part, i can take it or leave it.
but on valentine's day, i crave chocolate. C R A V E with a capital C. why is that? it that something i've trained myself to need on this one day? if i don't really want chocolate of any other day, why must i have it today?
this is the first year i have been able to turn the box of chocolates down. i feel proud of myself for that. i also feel slightly sick about missing out, like i will never get another sweet treat in my life. what a funny thought when chocolate is so easy to come by.