One thing my husband and I are guilty of: not celebrating Valentine’s Day. To us, its just been another day. We’ll buy the kids a little something. And for each other, we might splurge on a card. But that’s about as far as the gift giving will go. Restaurants are always packed, so we’ll just stay home.
But the days leading up to this V-day, I was feeling a little down. Maybe it was the cheesy “Every kiss begins with Kay” or “He went to Jared?!?” jewelry commercials on TV. Not that I was jewelry jealous. But, just because we’ve gotten into the habit of not doing anything for each other.
So last-minute I decided to have a special Valentines dinner at home. The kids and I whipped up a heart-shaped pizza. We got out a table cloth and candles, and opened the wine and Sprite. When Daddy got home, we had a great dinner that was full of laughs.
After the kids went to bed, we watched our favorite TV show, Lost. And all was good. So Valentine’s Day ended on a great note. No expensive jewelry, no roses, or fancy dinners. Just a lot of love.
How about you? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
4 thoughts on “Where’s the Love?”
I’m with you, my husband and I totally blow it off, for each other. He always gets our now 4 year old one of those heart shaped boxes of chocolates (a small one), and she gets one piece/night for a few days. I picked her up from daycare on V day and she was obviously exhausted. Big day, and she didn’t sleep at nap time. She even fell asleep on the way home! But I made heart shaped pancakes for dinner, which perked her right up. She thinks breakfast for dinner is a super treat, and in heart shapes, you would have thought I hung the moon!
On the contrary, I believe that V Day should be celebrated by doing what you and your loved one/s love and enjoy doing and not what the media or marketing people suggest we should do. For us, flowers, chocolates, expensive romantic dinners are sweet but nothing beats a bottle of chardonnay over home-made pizza as we watch Star Trek reruns. My husband and I spent a most wonderful and romantic V Day as we were in each others’ company and doing what we enjoy most – watching and discussing the philosophical views of Captain Jean-Luc Picard!
How fun. I love that you got the kids involved.
This is a bit overdue, but here’s what we did. Since we’re big ol’ saps, Jay and I usually exchange sappy cards and gifts. This year, I got red roses, VitaMuffin hearts, and lavender spa kit. Jay got permission to buy a new HDTV for our main entertainment room. Plus Family Guy boxers and new socks (so romantic!) We also enjoyed a nicer breakfast than usual together, as well as dinner. Cassie got Dora chocolates in a Valentine, plus many kisses. All the way around, very uncommercial and very sweet.