Oh, Valentine’s Day. Before kids, it’s a romantic holiday that pretty much guarantees a date night out and some sexy time going down.
After kids, well, let’s just say it’s a different story. . . Before kids: Ohh, I hope he gets me flowers! ? After kids: Ohh, I hope he takes the trash out! Before kids: What sexy underwear should I wear? After kids: “Take your brother’s underwear off your head!” Before kids: Romantic restaurant time! After kids: Heart-shaped pancake time! Before kids: THIS is the perfect Valentine’s Day card. After kids: Those are the most beautiful scribbles I’ve ever seen. Before kids: Let me light some candles. . .? After kids: Candles are a fire hazard and you may not have them until you are approximately 30-years-old. Do not look at candles. Do not talk about candles. Do not even think about candles. Before kids: John Legend gets me in the mood. After kids: Raffi makes me feel insane. Before kids: Secretly, I just hope for chocolates. ? After kids: CHOCOLATE IS THE MESSIEST FOOD ON EARTH WHYGODWHY. Before kids: Why don’t we book a romantic vacation somewhere? After kids: Should we book a trip to Disney? Again? Before kids: Maybe we’ll shower together. . . After kids: When’s the last time I showered? Before kids: "I wonder if he'll surprise me with a night out on the town? After kids: "I wonder if we'll stay up for an episode of The Crown tonight?" Before kids: Let’s grab a drink at our favorite bar. After kids: WINE ME ON THE COUCH. ? Before kids: I’d love it if we stayed up late talking and snuggling. After kids: I’d love it if we went to sleep at 8 pm. Before kids: Sexy. Time. After kids: “Mommy, what are you and daddy doing?”

Before kids: I love our life. After kids: I’ve never loved our life more. ❤️

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