It can be really hard as parents to find the perfect Valentine’s Day idea’s for that special day. There is so much to do in ‘normal’ everyday life that Valentine’s Day can be really easily forgotten. If you’re struggling here are some good ideas you could try:
Valentine’s Day idea’s
Cook a nice meal
I love to cook and so does Mario. We pretty much home cook every night of the week anyway, with a takeaway at the weekend but we rarely sit down and eat together at the table. It’s really nice to take the time to sit and eat together, making sure you actually have a conversation with each other! To have a conversation about your day without the distraction of the telly or your phones is important for relationships to thrive so I’m looking forward to doing this on Valentines Day!
Watch a film
Watching films is something we love doing however to get a couple of hours where we aren’t doing anything else is very rare and I absolutely hate watching films in 2 or more parts!! Trips to the cinema are very few and far between but we have Sky cinema so at the moment we have many films currently downloaded ready to watch. It would be great to curl up on the sofa and catch up on one this Valentine’s Day!
Open your gifts together
We always make sure to buy each other Valentine’s Day cards and although we never go crazy, we do buy each other gifts too. I usually get Mario something personal like a personalised picture or item and then some dark chocolate as it’s his favourite! When you are busy it’s sometimes easy to forget to share the opening of gifts with that special person so taking 10 minutes to do this together on the day would be a lovely thing to do. Why not have a glass of wine while you’re doing it to make it extra special?
It’s really important for busy parents to take the time to spend days like Valentine’s Day together and it’s so easy to get swept up in ‘normal’ everyday life that it can quickly be forgotten. I sometimes find it hard to remember that although we are primarily ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’ we are also a couple too and we used to a lot of stuff as a couple before the girls came along! It can also be really tricky to find some new and different Valentine’s Day idea’s!
What are your Valentine’s Day idea’s?