I've been married to my husband for sixteen years. And honestly, we've never made a big deal about Valentine's Day. Neither of us want to go out in the evening because ew, crowds. So if we can, we go out for breakfast or lunch and call it a day. If he can swing it, we'll be doing that on Tuesday. If not, oh well.
I've seen Valentine's Day gift guides on various blogs and while some items are lovely, this is what I asked my husband for:
"A book and chocolate." I do not really care about purses, unless they are in the shape of a book. My regular pink purse I use most of the time was found on clearance from Target. I cannot fathom spending over $50 for a purse. I'm cheap. I also do not get very excited about makeup, shoes, and jewelry. I'm serious when I say that I only want a book and chocolate.
My husband is getting this:
Some gift guides had man purses and hair products. Does he LOOK like a man who would use that stuff??
(I mean..he's practically bald, so..)
I won't be dressing up either. I'll be in something like this:
Or, more accurately, my PJs, because they're more comfortable. My husband will be in a t-shirt and comfy pants because when you've been married for as long as we have, it's how it's done.
No one will cook dinner, because hey, it's a holiday, and no one should have to cook on a holiday. I'll most likely order pizza because again, we don't go out on Valentine's Day night because too many people.
My daughter is having a party at her school, and will be passing out her cards and candy. Yes, we always pass out candy, because there's only so much fun a kid can have with a glo-stick. And her box is a unicorn.
My son is in high school and they don't do parties in high school. I'll send him to school with extra chocolate in his lunch to make up for it.
So that'll be my Valentine's Day: simple. Low key. Chocolate. Sweats.
Just the way I like it.
How are you spending YOUR Valentine's Day?