What do you make of Valentine’s Day now you are a parent? No, no… seriously. I am interested. Do you:
A) Find it’s a good excuse to sit back and relax. Lapping it all up and basking in the extra V-Day attention and loveliness. Because you know… you’re worth it!
B) Fakeaway and pretend that you had no idea what the date was as you are far too busy being a parent to even know what Valentine’s Day actually is.
C) Occasionally catch yourself daydreaming about Valentine’s Day in all its glory BEFORE the kids. Then more often than not, sucking it up when you get handed a supermarket (dog eared) card and droopy bunch of flowers.
*If you said A, whoop whoop! I am not jealous. Well… maybe just a teeny bit.
I would love to say it’s A all the way for me! But let’s be real here. It’s nowhere near A anymore. A has set sail, and is now a distant memory of the past. A pooh stick that once, in all it’s glory won the race, but is now an old twig stuck somewhere down stream.
Now, I am not saying that Mr Button is useless in the Valentine’s Day department. I am saying we are BOTH pretty useless these days. All our time is taken up by being… well… parents. And to be honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Just for fun, here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at Valentine’s Day BEFORE and AFTER kids.
Loads of cards from gawd knows who. They couldn’t all be from my mum right?
Lavish gifts that cost way too much! But were amazing.
Beautiful bouquets of flowers.
A bunch of wilted stems.
If you are reading this pre-little ones, make the most of it, because Valentine’s Day will never be the same again. But I will let you in on a little secret… it will be filled with even more love (and handmade cards and gifts) than you ever thought possible!
Happy Valentine’s Day from the 3 Little Buttons x