Can’t you spend Valentine’s Day alone? They don’t matter, you can skip the rules and celebrate this day with your sons and daughters.
Valentine’s Day is a special day for almost any couple, but there are times when it is difficult to celebrate it as it deserves. There are times when the work or the obligations of each one make it impossible to get together on February 14 , but it may also be that they are together and accompanied and that does not help much when celebrating a romantic date.
If you have small children, surely you have already nodded. Your Valentine will be with your partner , but also with the little ones and that limits the celebrations quite a bit. No five-fork restaurants, no candlelit bathrooms. When you are a parent you learn to put the needs and priorities of others ahead of your own.
But it doesn’t always have to be this way. One case is Valentine. If you have children and you had already thought that you could not celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, in PregDream we are going to give you several ideas so that you can see that it is possible to combine the celebration of love as a couple with the family.
MAKE UP TIME WITH YOUR PARTNER
Family is important but when you have children, especially when they are still young, we cannot put aside our relationship for them. From time to time we must remember that in addition to being parents we are a couple and it is important to have our own space in which to behave as such.
Otherwise the relationship may be seriously resentful and unable to fix the situation. We have plenty of love to share with each other, but it is always important not to leave anyone aside.
Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to recover that couple time if you find yourself in this situation. So get down to work so that on February 14 you can enjoy it as it deserves with your partner.
Our first suggestion is to leave the sons and daughters aside and enjoy with your partner. If you have family or friends who can stay with them for a whole day, you are in luck. If you are not sure that you will find a close friend without a plan for that night and that they will be happy to babysit while you recover time as a couple. You can also hire a babysitter by the hour.
Even if your sons and daughters are small and you think that you should spend as much time as possible as a family that does not create remorse of conscience to leave them for a day or a night. On the contrary, make the most of that moment and then enjoy the little ones.
IN LOVE AS A FAMILY
If there is no option to get a babysitter or you do not want to give up your family on February 14, it is also possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day all together. After all, the purpose of this celebration is to share love, either with your partner or with the family.
So what you have to do is find a plan that satisfies all the people involved: you, your partner and your children. The important thing is that you all enjoy. Otherwise, the celebration would leave a lot to be desired.
If you have a hobby in common, this is a good time to practice it. If you do not have it, it is as good a time as any other to find something that you all like and with which you can share time. At PregDream we already suggest seven hobbies to develop with your sons and daughters .
You can even ask the little ones to help you prepare a surprise for your partner . Cooking, especially baking, is something that children tend to like a lot and a fun way to spend an afternoon. How about preparing some cupcakes for Valentine’s breakfast with them? Or an informal dinner in which the little ones play you assholes?
It is a way of involving themselves in the celebration of Valentine’s Day and it will help them feel fulfilled for having participated in a moment like this.
TO BE CHILDREN AGAIN
When thinking about Valentine’s Day you have surely thought that it is the little ones who have to adapt to the plans of the older ones. Not much less. At the end of the day, it is about celebrating love in the family and your sons and daughters are a fundamental part. So let’s turn it around and put you in the shoes of a child.
How about if for a day we swap roles and you and your partner do childish things ? A visit to the zoo or amusement park will remind you of the adrenaline of youth and they will love it, but you don’t have to leave home to regain the spirit of children.
For the calmest, there is nothing like doing puzzles as a family . You will all be entertained and you can even have a little confidences with your partner while the little ones join pieces.
The cinema is also something that both adults and children like. At PregDream we have told you about several interesting films for children with which you can set up a movie session in the living room. You can take advantage of and choose titles that have some special meaning or that serve to instill values in the smallest of the house.
And there is something that never fails to unite the members of a family: a trip . This year February 14 falls on a Sunday so if you are one of the lucky ones who does not work on weekends you can plan a trip with the little ones.
Think of a place where they organize activities for the little ones, which will give you and your partner some freedom to spend some time alone.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.