Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day for couples and romantic love, but not all of us have the luxury of a night out sans kids, so why not celebrate as a family?
My mum was visiting this week, watching the kids while Mark and I worked. She was heading home today, so instead of just waving her off, we tried out this premise of a family Valentine’s by heading out for the day with the intention of making it really special.
The five of us started out with a family meal at a local restaurant, eating, laughing, and playing a slightly overenthusiastic game of twenty questions between bites.
After the meal, my mum needed to get back so we took a relaxed walk through the park back to her car, gave her slightly tearful hugs, and bid her goodbye til the next time. Hopefully it won’t be too long!
Next, Mark, JD, J and I headed into the park, telling stories, climbing trees and enjoying the crisp, fresh air.
Once home, we popped on the DVDs (Mark and I loved the BFG as kids, so this was a real passing-the-torch moment) and grabbed four spoons to enjoy some yummy ice cream.
Mark and I will be home Valentine’s evening – no babysitter for us! But we really feel today was special, so if you can’t celebrate Valentine’s a couple for whatever reason, why not celebrate it by having fun as a family?