We Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Couple

We all know what month it is and what that means for most. I say most because I fall into the category outside of this “most.” Since my husband and I started dating over 15 years ago, we have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. The expectations are not even there.

Valentine's Day after Kids

No expectations for February 14th

After meeting my husband for the first time, I knew then that he was not a romantic. He does try sometimes by sending sweet texts and even having flowers delivered on the important dates – anniversary and my birthday. Outside of this, well, there aren’t any mushy details to share. And I am okay with this. Maybe it is because I am not a romantic myself and knowing where he stands since I first met him, I don’t expect anything different.

Our Valentine’s Day before kids was just a typical day. No chocolates, flowers, or a romantic dinner. For him, he didn’t see this necessary since he knew I knew he loved me and vice versa. Now that kids have entered the picture, Valentine’s Day has become more about them. And I honestly can say that I am excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them.

Valentine's Day after Kids

Valentine’s Day with the kids

We want our kids to know that we love them, and of course we try and do this daily. There is just something about doing a little extra on Valentine’s Day for them. They know that the holiday is surrounded by all things card, candy, and hearts-related. Maybe it is the fact that they still have those expectations coming from a child’s point of view. Either way, I love celebrating it with them.

Valentine’s Day always starts out with a breakfast including heart-shaped pancakes and strawberries. The past few years we have picked up the Chick Fil A V-Day themed dinner, which they absolutely love. Who doesn’t love to be showered with Chick Fil A? Picking out their Valentine’s Day treats is seriously done as soon as the Valentine’s Day section is set up in Target.

Valentine’s Day is not about my  husband and I as a couple, but about the love we have shared that has brought even more love into the picture: our children.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.

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