The first year Tobe and I were married, I spent two days cooking our Valentine's Day meal. It had several courses, required countless cookbooks, had a fiesta! theme, and not one frozen chicken nugget was involved. Fun times, those days when I had countless hours I could spend bustling around the kitchen.
Over the years, we have had some festive Valentine's Day celebrations. There were the years we went to a local historic movie theater for their Valentine's movie and dessert, the year it snowed and we hiked all over town taking pictures, the years I cooked something fancy, the time Tobe hid Crocodile Hunter valentine's cards all over the house for me to discover (found some months later), and now the years with children who can craft their own Valentine artwork.
This year Tobe and I are dropping the children off at the grandparents' house, then heading out for a concert and an overnight stay in the city. There will be no naptimes to coordinate, grapes to cut, or baths to give. Good times.
What are your plans for February 14th? Are you staying home, heading out, ignoring the day altogether?