Romance can be tricky when you have little people that you created running around. We don't really celebrate St. Valentine's, unfortunately it has become another over commercialised holiday. I used to quite like Valentines day, and would surprise Craig when he got home from work with a nice meal and a romantic evening.
Then when the big store chains started throwing it in your face for months before, it gets to the point for me where I am just sick of the sight of it.
Having kids can make the things that you took for granted as a couple difficult, we try to involve our kids in as much as we can. I want the boys to experience life and involving them in stuff is a great way to do it.
Valentines we like to have a nice family meal with no screens just chat, followed by some family time. Once the boys go to bed Craig and I like to just settle down with a box of nice chocolates under a blanket watching a movie. Spending quality time together with no screens is important especially for your mental health.
Other Ideas for a family Valentines.
Go to the beach - Yes it is usually cold this time of year, but you can wrap up warm and have a nice picnic whilst you watch the waves dance.
Have an experience day - you can choose from so many now there is bound to be something that your family can enjoy together.
Short family getaway - Visit a romantic city together, sight see, try the local food. Verona is amazing!
Pamper day - Have a pamper day for the whole family.
Go see a show at the local theatre - Catch a show, grab some food and just be together.
Go for a nice walk, forage goodies and then have an arty afternoon followed by yummy food and a movie.
You can do something that you usually love to do together regularly.
If you want to celebrate Valentines just the two of you, then get a babysitter for the night, go for a fancy meal together and get a hotel room.
Happy St Valentine's.