Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day...

Valentines Day...a day that had an entirely different meaning before kids.
Ryan and I used to spend this commercialized holiday the way it is hyped to go; You know, with the flowers, cute cards, a romantic dinner out, lingerie, that type of thing! Well since kids, the look of our Valentines Day is quiet different. I have nothing against Valentines Day! I love romance and being romanced! But Ryan and I kind of have a weekly Valentines Day now instead. We call it "date night."
Why should one day a year, February 14th, be the only day you are supposed to think of your loved one to give them a card, maybe some flowers and/or chocolate, take them for a nice romantic dinner? Shouldn't this be something that we do more often!
And so, enter children.  Having kids makes you realize that time with your partner is so important. That taking time, and doing the "little things" are truly what matter.  We never used to be very good at actually having our date nights; so a few moths ago, we set one night a week aside, booked a sitter and have not looked back since. We now look forward to these nights all week! They are our weekly Valentines Day! We go for dinner, a movie, a run, spin... whatever! We just spend the time together, catching up on one anothers' lives. The lives of the two people that make our family work, yet are the first ones to get left behind. These nights are essential for us.
So whether you spend your Valentines Day out with your loved one, at home, or don't even celebrate the day...just make sure that the people you love know you love and appreciate them... and not just on this day!

So for us, this year Valentines Day falls on a Monday, not a Wednesday. You will find me at home, in my sweatpants, maybe ordering take-out (?), sharing this "Romantic Day of the Year" with my 3 Valentines. I could not think of a better way to spend it!

Happy Valentines Day!

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Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown


"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  ~Author Unknown"

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