Last year, I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day for 14 days. Why not… it’s love, and isn’t all about love?
We don’t have family that lives in our city, so date nights are pretty rare. They used to happen all the time, we would go out one day to the restaurant, then the next day to the movies, then again to the restaurant, and on a good week we’d finish it by going to Royal Thai for dinner on Friday! But since we’ve had kids, it’s been different! We sometime sneak in a date when we visit our family on the weekend, as we tell them we’re coming down for the day when we’re actually only passing by to drop the kids… (thanks Mom, thanks Annick, thanks Brian’s mom) but to be honest, it doesn’t happen that often!
So my 14 days of love was for our entire family. It’s doesn’t have to be an elaborate thing. Here’s a few things we did last year:
-heart shaped pancakes
-wrote valentine cards for our friends and family
-made some strawberry pop-tarts for my coworkers
-bought myself new red nail polish… it counts!
-had a stay-at-home movie night with v-day popcorn
-went through all the Valentine’s Day cards that we received through the years… (yes, I kept all the cards… since I was a baby… I love these type of souvenirs!)
This year, I still want to do the 14-day Valentine thing, and here’s a few idea I’ve added on my list:
-go skate on the Rideau canal
-try a new restaurant
-make pink pancakes… this should happen every weekend!
-have the boys answer a little questionnaire about what they love and read it with them one day, like in 10 years…
-make more v-day popcorn… you can never have too much popcorn!
-heart shaped pizza TODAY
-wear fancy rain boots
So what’s your favorite V-Day tradition?
I hope you’ll try the 14 days of love this year! Or at least try to treat yourself and your lover a couple times!
Happy Valentine month!