Valentine’s Day is coming up, and men everywhere are trying to figure out how to make the women (hopefully just ONE woman, actually) in their lives swoon. But here’s the thing…we moms don’t need flowers, chocolates, or wine. Those should be surprises for when we have a really crappy day at work or are up all night with a sick kid. What we really want for Valentine’s Day is for you to speak our love language. And if you’re anything like me, my love language is LITERALLY language. So bust out the construction paper, scented markers, and glitter glue once the kids are in bed and get creative. Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas for Valentines Moms REALLY want.
“Sure, honey, I’ll go downstairs to watch sports so you can catch up on your shows. I’ll fold the laundry during the game, too.”
“Your maternity photos were SO MUCH BETTER than Beyonce’s.”
“I don’t want your hands to get chapped this winter. Let me do the dishes tonight.”
“Which do you prefer…red or white?”
“I don’t know how our family would survive without you.”
“Great idea. I love romantic comedies.”
“You’re right. My mom is acting crazy.”
“I’m so glad our kids got your good looks.”
“Can I make dinner tonight?”
“I saw that DSW is having a sale on boots. Why don’t you go and check it out?”
Now, I know that these aren’t as awesome as the Ryan Gosling memes, but they are a start! And if you actually are looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas, consider planning an amazing date night or even a daytime date, including the many unique gift experiences available to us lucky Chicagoans. Lastly, don’t forget to involve the kids in the Valentine’s Day fun!