Valentine’s Day doesn’t seem to be the most popular holiday.
I’ve heard men refer to it as a holiday created by greeting card companies.
And I’ve heard women say they dislike it because they either have no significant other or their partner doesn’t live up to their romantic expectations.
So what is it we really want for Valentine’s Day?
I informally polled my Facebook gal pals and these were some of the answers:
- A clean house
- A simple date together
- Dinner cooked by someone else
- Some quiet time to myself
But when our culture tells guys that we want jewelry, chocolates and flowers, how are they supposed to get it right? And how will we ever have the Valentine’s Day we really want?
DIY, my friends.
It takes a lot of the pressure off of our fellas, and the holiday itself, if we either tell him what we want or plan it ourselves.
If you want a clean house, call a cleaning lady and make plans to do something fun while she cleans.
If you want a simple date, get a babysitter and steal your man away for a couple of hours.
If you want to sleep in, ask your hubby to take the kids out for breakfast and turn off your alarm.
If you want a nice dinner at home, call in a takeout order and have him pick it up while you light some candles around the house.
I’m pretty confident that we will still enjoy the clean house, the date, the extra sleep and the dinner whether we make the arrangements or our guys do.
The point is, Valentine’s Day, or any day of your life, can be magical.
Just decide what magic looks like to you and go after it.