We celebrated Valentine’s Day together. How lucky we are when it falls on a Saturday! We weren’t able to get a babysitter so we opted for the earliest possible dinner time in order to avoid annoying romantic couples that were able to get a babysitter.
And we found that we weren’t alone in trudging our kids along with us. Many others had our same idea and kept their little ones with them for 4:00pm dinner. By the grace of God, they were both very well behaved and received several compliments from nearby diners and waiters.
Honestly, we almost didn’t go out to dinner since we couldn’t get a babysitter. We didn’t want to be “that couple” that ruined someone else’s date with our munchkins. We aren’t so blinded by love to think that our kids will make everyone as googly eyed as us over them.
On the way home we reflected on how silly it would have been to have stayed home. Aren’t they as deserving as we are to celebrate a day of love with us? Our own little perfections of how amazing love is? Tommy was so excited for Valentine’s Day. He loves holidays so much right now. What kid doesn’t?
And thank goodness they were behaved. Happy (late) Valentine’s Day! May (mostly) every day be a reason to celebrate the love that surrounds us. (I’d be loving these pictures more if they hadn’t dimmed the lights in the restaurant so early. Seriously, it was 4:00; normally those lights don’t dim until at least 6:00!)