Even if you’re one of those anti-Valentine’s day people (I am; always have been—Valentine’s Day is a holiday that matters more when you’re single than when you’re not as far as I’m concerned), if you are pregnant this is the last Valentine’s Day that you even have the option of going out without spending at least the same amount on a sitter as you do on dinner, so you may just want to do it now.
If I realized how hard it would be to eat out post kids I would have eaten every meal of my pregnancy out because you just don’t get to do it as often afterward. Without a doubt what I miss most about my life pre-kids—and I’m not saying I’d trade what I’ve got for it, but a girl’s allowed to miss some things—is eating at restaurants, especially brunch, a meal that seems so decadent to me now. I cannot recall the last time I went out to a nice leisurely brunch—but I’m certain it has been at least four years since my oldest son is about a week shy of turning four.
So, go ahead and make a reservation at the cute little place you’ve been wanting to try (and better move quick since the big day is fast approaching: Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14 this year), and not only will you be glad months from now when you face yet another night on the couch eating takeout after the baby goes to bed, but you’ll be glad you spent the time hanging with your hubby.
Better yet, go out for Valentine’s Day brunch—it’ll be easier to score a table and who are we kidding—I’m exhausted by the time grown-up dinnertime rolls around! What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?