Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and I don’t have plans. Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? My husband and I can’t go out for the evening, because we don’t have a babysitter for the kids. It’s difficult for parents of an autistic child to find a babysitter. I’ve given up. When I am lucky enough to get a family member to watch my kids, I feel like I’ve won a great prize. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen a lot. I think my husband and I managed to get one or two nights to ourselves last year.
For me, Valentine’s Day is just another day. Same with my husband. We don’t need a special holiday to show each other how much we love the other. We do it everyday. Valentine’s Day is a bigger deal for my 8 year old daughter. I have to get her Valentine’s Day cards, and help her fill them out. I also have to buy candy for her to take into school. I don’t buy cards for my son, but I do get candy for him to take to school.
Would I like a night out with my husband on Valentine’s Day? Of course I would. It’s not going to happen, so I don’t expect or wish for it. If we do anything for this upcoming holiday, it will be dinner out with the kids. Would I like flowers from my husband on Valentine’s Day? Of course I would, but I don’t expect them. Actually, and this may sound strange, if my husband were to spend money on me, I would prefer it to be in a practical gift. A nice food processor, painting supplies to paint the bathroom. Flowers will die and get thrown away. A practical gift will be around for a long time.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?