Since Scott and I married the day before Valentine’s Day, we celebrate our anniversary and Valentine’s Day at the same time. It’s important to me for my kids to see our celebration of our love for each other. The highlight of the romantic evening is a special Valentine’s Day dinner at home.
The kids have helped us celebrate through the years by making a Valentine’s dinner for two and serving it to us in our living room. They fill the room with candles and romantic music to create the right mood.
I really do believe that our love for each other gives them a sense of confidence in life. Here’s an excerpt from a post I wrote a few years ago about marriage that speaks to the need to keep the romance alive.
With the hustle and bustle and the stress of life, our kids may get the idea that life as an adult is no fun at all. Things may really be great between us as parents, but the kids need more than just what we say. They need to SEE us really outwardly respecting and loving one another, having fun together, and placing one another above the other. They need to see that we are still “awakened” with the romance and fun in each other.
A Valentine’s Day Dinner to Remember
Here are the main course, sides, and dessert(s) for an elegant, delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. If you have kids, they may find it fun to help you prepare this romantic feast. Note the bonus extra dessert!