Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14 is usually the one day we tap into our romantic side and bring out the candles, soft music, dim the lights (if Eskom doesn’t beat you to it) and romance your partner for the rest of the night.
Sadly, this perfect night in is nothing but a memory for those of us who have laaities who may cramp your style before you even take the first bite of your chocolate.
If, like me, you’re always looking to do things a little different each year, then why not make Valentine’s Day a family affair?
Doing things a little differently might be just the thing you need to spice things up a little. Include the kids in your planning, make them do all the hard work and at the end of the night when they’re lights out, then you have the rest of the night all to yourself.
This year you can spread the love with a whole weekend of family activities, but more on that in a minute.
If you’re planning to spoil your significant other with a special meal, then involving the kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend more family time together.
They can be great little helpers around the kitchen when it comes to cleaning, cutting and cooking.
Of course, you can still spoil your love with chocolates, roses and some bubbly.
A “romantic family night in” may save you from spending hundreds at an expensive restaurant and then there’s still the babysitter.
All it takes is a bit of planning and while you’re at it, don’t forget to check your load-shedding schedule.