Ideal Valentines Day?? Hmmm, Can You Do My Laundry??

4 years ago

Prompt today- What is the ideal Valentines Day celebration?

Valentine's day is soooo much different when you have kids.
Scratch that.
Valentines day is sooo much different when you are married.

There may have been a few Valentine Days that were ruined because "someone" may or may not have forgotten to buy "someone" flowers.
Or a card.

This is my theory.
There is a lot of pressure on Valentines Day.
To woo your significant other.
With flowers.
Dinner out.

When it should really be done every single day of the year.
So I will take a hubs who puts his family first, takes care of us on many levels, and shows me affection and loyalty 365 days a year than the hubs who just does it on February 14th.

But he better not forget a card this year......

This is what my ideal Valentine's day would look like if money were no object:

- workout with a trainer (NOT Jillian Michaels)

- breakfast at Panera (a big fat chocolate muffin, washed down with a big fat hot chocolate while reading a big fat People magazine)

- mani and pedi with my 12 year old (actually by my 12 year old, she rocks when it comes to nail polish)

- lunch at Chipotle with my girls (extra sour cream, cheese and steak please...what?? I worked out!)

- shopping all by myself at IKEA. Carrying another hot chocolate while I shop.

- picnic dinner with the hubs from our fave sandwich place (in my ideal Vday, it is also sunny and 65 degrees)

- watching a movie as a family. Preferably not a cartoon one but lets be honest and real, I have children.

Here is what my actual Valentines day will look like:

- panting and gasping as I workout to Jillian's dvd. That is if I am still walking on Vday.

- trying to create those amazing Valentiney breakfasts I see all over Pinterest but ending up feeding them Lucky Charms.

- frantically putting together the preschooler's valentines for class. Then running to the store because we are out of glue, candy, paper, markers.....insert item here. Or forgetting what I signed up to donate to the party and having to run out to get that as well. In 20 degree weather. And sleet. While wearing jammies. And bed head.

- making a special dinner for the family. Only to have the 5 year old say, " I don't like pasta shaped like hearts. I like regular pasta. Can I go watch Arthur now??"

- have the 12 year old declare after opening her vday presents , "ohhh, I thought I was gonna get those chocolates you got last year. Remember those? Why don't you remember those? When can I get a phone? Can we go tonight to look at phones?? Why am I the only almost 13 year old on the planet without a phone???"

Happy Valentines.

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