Erm, no, not that kind of fun. Let’s keep this PG, shall we?
So, pre-kids, St. Valentine’s Day was a lot easier to celebrate than it is now. At least for us, it involved a really nice dinner out near but not on the day (we’re both introverts; we hate crowds!), maybe a movie or a show, and exchanging small gifts or going in together on a bigger one we’d both enjoy.
Now that DD is here, dinners out are few and far between thanks to a lack of babysitting. Mind you, she’s definitely worth it, but I still want to keep St. Valentine’s Day special, y’know?
Here’s the point: post some ideas–preferably not of the “I just get my wife a $5,000 item of jewelry every year!” variety–of little things to celebrate St. Valentine’s day. I know this is a little belated, but maybe we’ll all get some new, cool ideas for this year, next year, and the years to come!
Okay, here’s what we’re doing at our place:
I’ll be making a nice dinner for after DD goes to bed: grill a steak, make a salad, throw some rolls alongside it, and then a little dessert I can make earlier in the day. The idea is to not have to do much to bring dinner onto the table after bedtime: all of these things can be done earlier in the day except for putting the steak on the grill. I’ve picked up a bottle of a favorite wine, and we’ll have that over dinner and while watching a history documentary (yes, we’re nerds, what can I say?) together after dinner.
In terms of gifts, DH isn’t really an expensive gift sort of guy at all. I’ve gotten him a sampler bottle of cologne to see if he’ll like it, and a bag of his favorite candies. Might pick up some golf balls tomorrow if I get around to it, too. He’ll be honestly happy about all of the above, and we won’t break the bank–yay!
Fire away, all!