I don’t know where you stand on the whole Valentine’s Day hoopla, but we’re generally not that into it over here. It’s one of those Overrated Holidays that I’m generally happy to ignore. Until last year, that is, when Nico came home from preschool asking why we didn’t have any valentines for him. Yikes! That got my ass into gear quickly!
This year, I actually went out and got some cards and candy for the kids (yay Dove for starting to make some of your chocolate in a nut-free facility!). But the fact remains: Ken and I just don’t really celebrate V-Day. Way back, I think we actually exchanged a couple of cards. Then, one year, I remember using the holiday as an excuse to get us out on a date (way after the actual event) that pretty much sucked once because we ended up fighting. Which always seems to happen on those Special Holidays when You’re Supposed to Be Having Fun. (New Year’s anyone? No pressure on that one, either. Especially if you’re single. Oh, boy.)
This year, we’re going to try something different–we’re going to have a Family Valentine’s Day. Which means that we’re taking the kids out to their favorite restaurant, Sushi Zanmai. (I know, I know–only in Boulder is your kid’s favorite food sushi.) As soon as we started talking about it, Nico got so excited that he wanted to invite the entire world out to join us.
“That’s a great idea!” he said. “Everyone should spend Valentine’s Day with their family! Put this on the computer and we’ll get everyone we know to join us and I’ll bet we can break the world record!”
So there you have it. A family Valentine’s Day at Sushi Zanmai–
If you’re looking for a little action, come look for us. We’ll be the family in the back, dining with the rest of the retirees during the Early Bird Dinner Hour. (And who said married-with-young-kids-life wasn’t exciting?)
Anyway, I wanted to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day no matter what you end up doing or who you end up spending it with. If nothing else, Valentine’s Day is just another opportunity to love.