5 Simple Ways My Husband Can Really Show Me Love on Valentine's Day
For me, and many formerly childless adults, Valentine's Day used to be a big production involving roses, fancy restaurants and perhaps a pricey gift. However, now that I have kids, and especially a 14-month old, I appreciate different tokens, different gestures of love. It's not that I wouldn't like to receive the earrings or eat the charcoal grilled wild french turbot, it's just that priorities and responsibilities in my life have changed, and there are other, quite simple ways my husband can romance me.
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I don’t need a fancy 5-star spa. Hell, I don’t even need a Groupon deal. I just want someone to rub my back and work my knot-filled neck and shoulders. It can be a Chinese guy at the mall as I sit weirdly hunched forward, towel over my head, as mall-goers walk by eating their Aunt Annie’s pretzels. It can be the lady who just did my nails at Lovely Nails down the street. And of course, it would be wonderful if it were my loving husband… if he somehow between now and Valentine’s Day took a course in basic massage.
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Uninterrupted Bathroom Time
My husband could show me love by ensuring that I get an entire session in the bathroom to take care of business without being interrupted. And that means having privacy for as long as I need to get the job done. No rushing, no rapping at the door by little hands, no questions through the door by my 11-year-old or my husband. Just peace and quiet. And the most recent issue of US Weekly. And I will have never felt so free.
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A Poopy Diaper Free Day
I know it comes with the parent territory—changing poopy diapers. And the task doesn’t really bother me all that much. But it would be a gesture of love for my husband to take care of any diapers donning number 2. Just for one day. It’s just the idea that I could go baby-poop-free for one day. It’s empowering. And makes me weirdly feel loved.
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A Bikini Wax
I would be thrilled to get a bikini wax for Valentine’s Day. Obviously not performed by my husband, but by a professional, given as a gift from my husband. It would be a gift for both of us, really. Things have been hectic with baby over here, and let’s just say that certain parts of me aren’t getting the love and pampering like they used to. Give me the Dorito, the “Landing Strip”, hell I don’t care if I get the Charlie Chaplin, but a bikini wax will make me feel a little more human and a little less…yeti. Come on hubby, let’s put the “V” in V-day, shall we?
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A Heartfelt Card
Sometimes just a simple card filled with heartfelt words is the best give you can receive. I’m lucky because my husband is thoughtful and good at written sentiment, and he doesn’t pass up any occasion to give me a loving, romantic card. Yeah, I can do without the flowers, the chocolate, and the champagne, as long as he writes me a romantic Valentine which more or less tells me he loves me and truly sees me. OK, let’s not get too crazy, let’s bring back that champagne. A romantic card reads way better with a glass (several glasses) of bubbly.
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