This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
Let’s face it. Making time … ALONE time … for you and your spouse is easier said than done. Holidays like Valentine’s Day carry a huge expectation (and pressure) that you’ll go somewhere together on a certain night, eat overpriced food, and declare your love for each other all over again with extravagant gifts.
I’m going to put it out there…my husband and I rarely formally “do” Valentine’s Day. We usually plan to eat dinner together after the kids go to bed (maybe doing something a little special like crab legs or a nice dessert), watch a movie, and maybe exchange cards or a small gift (for an example, see “The Year of the Socks” post). I plan on being particularly romantic this year and wait until at least 10 PM to change into sweatpants, make sure my shirt doesn’t have spit up on it, and even make sure I freshen up after the boys go to bed.
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And, honey? Every day is Valentine’s Day with you in my life. Love you!