All I want for Valentine's Day this year

Jan 14, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. ET

I just want chocolate, because I always want chocolate. It's that simple.

What do I want for Valentine’s Day from my husband now that I’m a mom? A date night with just the two of us? Poetry? A trail of rose petals leading to a bed with satin sheets? A diamond necklace? A surprise trip to Fiji? An elaborate second wedding to reinstate our vows?

Um, no. We do that stuff all year long. (OK, minus everything except occasional date nights. But still, we’re covered.)

It’s really quite simple.

All I want is:

Chocolate. I just want chocolate, because I always want chocolate, and Valentine’s Day is a really great excuse to consume more of it in one sitting.

Do I want to go out on a date on Valentine’s Day? No, no I don’t. The restaurants are crowded and it would be difficult to find a sitter. All I want to do is stay home and do what we usually do after the kids go to sleep but with more chocolate.

But I do have some guidelines for my yearly gift:

The chocolate should arrive in a heart-shaped box. They taste better.

And they must have a variety of chocolates inside, such as orange cream filled, and caramels and yes, even coconut. I love the coconut ones why do so many people hate those? I’m glad though, because then I get them all.

That’s it! It really is simple. My husband follows these simple guidelines each year with great success, and I’m sure this year our celebrations will be just as delicious... er, I mean romantic.

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you celebrate, enjoy your chocolate!