with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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I’m totally kidding.
I have to confess that when we were first married, we did have a bit of that feeling. What can I say? We were newlyweds. A bigger part of it, though, is just how commercial everything is. Pay double for flowers, buy a box of chocolates and a $5 card with cheesy words in in. Go out to dinner at a nice restaurant (if you can get a reservation) along with everyone else and pay for a babysitter and, and, and…
On the flip side, I do like that it’s a good reminder for couples to stop their every day lives and remember why you’re with this person in the first place. The days blend into weeks and the weeks blend into months and the next thing you know, you can’t remember the last time that the two of you sat down together and just talked. Plus, putting on a pretty dress and heels is a nice change from the usual jeans/yoga pants wardrobe that many Moms wear around the house.
So, are we going out for Valentine’s Day? No. Mondays are our busiest day of the week between work and external commitments. However. We are in dire need of a date night (it’s been three weeks since our last one) and so I think we’ll get a babysitter this weekend and go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant. I’ll also probably hit up the stores on the 15th and buy a bunch of chocolate for my sweet-toothed husband.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why or why not? If so, what are your plans?
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