I’ve heard it all before…that you shouldn’t love your spouse any more on Valentine’s Day than you would any other day of the year. You should give them special treatment every day of the year. Well, the love is there, but I am ashamed to admit the special treatment doesn’t always happen. So I decided to use this St. Valentine Day as a new beginning for special treatment and regular date nights :-). Being a wife, mom, homeschooler, business owner and chief juggler does not make it easy to plan anything, much less a Valentine’s Day date.

My husband got me a pink executive chef’s jacket. Several weeks before we were watching the Cooking Channel and I mentioned how I much I would like to have a chef’s jacket and wondered if someone, somewhere made them in pink. I also added that I didn’t want him to buy me one. I meant that. The rascal found one on Amazon and I am delighted with it.

After dinner, we ate the red velvet cupcakes with creamed cheese frosting I baked and chocolate dipped strawberries, served with sparkling cider in wine glasses. Since he gave me the chef’s jacket at approximately 12:01 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, I was able to wear it as I prepared dinner and desert.

We also watched “I Don’t Know How She Does It” on demand. I enjoyed this movie, I especially identified with being a “juggler mommy.” I was pleasantly surprised that my husband enjoyed it too. He he likes movies with way more fighting and explosions, so I’m sure it was a sacrifice! He even offered to watch it with me again.