Honey, You're in Charge of Valentine's Day!
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Honey, You're in Charge of Valentine's Day!

by Martha Scully

Between dating and being married, my husband and I have been together for about 17 Valentine's days. The first seven or eight were full of anticipation, surprise, and romance. The last ten have been a mix of last minute planning, babies/kids, and really bad gifts! 

Our goal has always been to make our kids feel special, but sometimes we miss making ourselves feel special to one another on a regular basis. But really, at this stage of our lives, for one day a year, there is no reason for gas station cards and wilted flowers (one year they were blue carnations!).

So, I have made a deal with my husband. This year, I am handling plans for Valentine's Day. I will buy him the gift, set up the babysitter, and make all the arrangements. He doesn't have to do anything. I want to make him feel very special and loved, after all these years. But, there is a "catch"...next year the  deal is reversed...he'll be in charge of the entire occasion!

A few of my friends are horrified by this; one friend said the day isn't about the individual, it's about the couple. Of course, my husband is all over this! My guess is he'll need a few gentle reminders  next year though! 

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Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.