Since becoming parents, Valentine’s Day hasn’t been a big deal for my husband and myself. Typically we just have a simple dinner at home since neither one of us wants to battle a crowd of people to have dinner or wait in line for a good movie. Now that we’ve added kids to the equation it’s just not a possibility even if we were willing to have a romantic night out on the town but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment out for ourselves to enjoy the evening.
Here is what you can do to create that little bit of time for you and the hubby in the comforts of your own home. Start by feeding the kids early, make a few homemade pizza’s together as a family. After dinner, find a good movie that will keep them entertained for the rest of the evening until bedtime. Sometimes that is easier said than done but it’s worked for us.
Then pull out that old fondue set to heat up some of your favorite cheese for dipping and make that your meal for the night that way you and your husband or significant other can camp out in front of the television and watch a sappy movie together. Your husband will love it…or not. But it’s Valentine’s Day so I’m sure he’ll cope. Prepare some chocolate covered strawberries for desert and Voila! A romantic night in and you didn’t even have to hire a sitter or slave away in the kitchen all night.
If you are still looking for something fun and inexpensive to do on Valentine’s Day check out Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder’s book The You & Me Book. It’s full of ideas and ways for a more personal Valentine’s day as opposed to going out for the night and spending a ton of money.
What do you prefer to do on Valentine’s Day? A night out on the town or a quiet night in?
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