A Month of Love and Romance

February is such a lovely month for love and romance. Here in the land of sun and calm… I know that isn’t really Vampireish, but that is where I am. So anyway, love and romance…

When I started this blog way back when, my children were in Middle School and High School. Now they’re young adults. They’re in college. They’re working. One is living six hours from home in an apartment with friends. They are also both in love.

This makes my husband (their dad) nervous. He is waiting for the crash and burn of broken hearts to come crashing and burning down.

I’m not waiting for anything. Both of my kids are with nice young Vampires. They could all break up tomorrow, or they could all stay together forever.

So what about Valentine’s Day? Clara and I went to the used record store where she picked out some vinyl records for her beau. She likes jazz. He likes jazz. Great jazz records are cheap. I thought it was romantic, thoughtful and appropriate.

My son on the other hand tends to go overboard. I suggested he skip spending his savings and go for a nice romantic evening on the beach with a nice bottle of Poet’s Blood. He could go to someplace like Target, or even the local thrift store and pick up some fun glasses or goblets. A small token like a pair of cute dangling earrings, beaded gloves from a vintage clothing store, or something small and personal. Bath and Body Works is always a great place to shop for Valentine’s Day.

Young adults, who are mostly on tight budgets, shouldn’t be expected to fork out large amount of money on gifts for a way too commercial day of love. If your kid is with someone who DOES expect your young adult to spend too much money, time, or emotional energy them, it is time to have a talk. At that point it isn’t romance. It is a clear sign of being with the wrong person.

Love doesn’t need flash. Love doesn’t need billboards. Love doesn’t need constant attention. The instant gratification monster can drain the fun and romance out of any relationship. Being too needy or demanding is the kiss of death for romance.

I guess this is why I love this song by Saint Motel:

Yes, the video is sort of silly but listen to the words. I love this band. If you ever get to see them live DO IT.

So February is here. I’ll be publishing new posts about love and romance, as well as old favorites.

So hug, kiss, write love letters, dance, sing, and be smart. No broken hearts this month.

And if you’re single… you’re off the hook.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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V is for Valentine…and Vampire

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Romance is in the air and in the blood!

As many of you know, I’m always finding brittle dried up folded pieces of paper in the dryer. Love poems and notes to the heart that my 17 year old son Garrett scrawls down and shoves in his pockets.

I don’t understand women. I will never understand women. Vampires, Regular Humans, Werewolves. They’re all confusing. They drive me crazy. I love them.

Alright. I guess that is better than finding a frog or a joint in the dryer. All joking aside, I find it sweet. He is my romantic. Then again, he is a Modern Vampire so he can’t help it.

Yes, there are those cold and heartless Vampires, but it is generally a protective ruse to keep their cold hearts from warming up enough to break or beat fast enough to get a pulse. Yes, V is for Valentine and Vampire.

And speaking of Valentines…

This is the place for ROMANCE all February long.

In fact this is the place for romance all year – that is Vampire style romance.

The most popular post on this blog is about how to respond to a love letter. About a third of my blog traffic comes from those romantic souls looking for advice on love and writing the perfect love letter or response to a love letter.

So this month I’m gong to highlight love letters, kisses, romance, romantic reading, relationships and anything that makes the heart go still (or pitter patter depending on what kind of creature you are.)

From fact to fiction it will all be fun. 

And of course, it wouldn’t be a month of romance without my four Vampire brothers, including my brother Valentine.

Wishing you kisses starting NOW. It will soon be time for Cupid to come calling!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman