I am so thankful to have my husband as my valentine this year, but can't help but think about what our valentine's day will look like next year with a six month old- YIKES!
I have never been big into valentine's day. it's not that I hate love or have a bad attitude towards it, I just don't get into it. I am not your typical hopeless romantic girl. yes, I have an obsession with lipstick and all things cute clothes related but I would rather drink beer and watch a game somewhere over a fancy night out. I like going to baseball games and love to tailgate for any and all sporting events. my husband proposed while we were playing golf and I couldn't imagine it any other way.
that being said, I will 100% be that mom that goes all out on valentine's morning to remind my kids how loved they are. every valentine's morning growing up, I woke up to a valentine's day gift bag sitting on my bathroom counter waiting on me and a breakfast cooked special for me. I can't remember a single time in my life that I was sad about not having a valentine or sad about not having a boyfriend to buy me love gifts.
when my husband asked if I wanted to do anything, I said something along the lines of, "I figured we could order pizza or thai food and just hang out at the house. don't worry about getting me a card or gift." and he replied with, "is this a test?" no, it's not a test. truth be told, I ordered myself a pair of new sunglasses a few weeks ago and justified it by saying, "well this will just be my valentine's gift." oops.
one thing I do think is important to remember on valentine's day is to remind the people you love that you do indeed love them and give them a few reasons why you appreciate them. I promise that will always mean a thousand times more than any gift you could buy them. people love to be loved!