As I mentioned in a recent blog, my idea of a romantic evening has changed considerably since becoming a mom.
Getting into a tiny black dress and 4-inch heels requires way more personal grooming than I have the energy for after a day of carpooling and doing laundry. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t think about having wild, romantic evenings, but by 10P….well let’s just say that “Sex in the City” turns into “Cold Mountain.” It’s not to say that we don’t still have a great love life but the bar has been set fairly low in terms of expectations. My hubby has long since learned that “nothing says I love you” like me shaving my legs.
There really wasn’t a doubt in my mind that most people with kids feel the same way but I wanted to test my theory. I teamed up with ADT Home Security to host a Valentine’s Day survey asking the question, “What’s the ultimate romantic Valentine’s Day?” I have to admit, I thought at least one person would vote for the Fairy-Tale version – dinner at the hottest restaurant in town, a dozen roses and some “bling.” Not one person did! The top two answers were tied:
- Beer and a burger at the local pub
- Staying at home, snuggled in front of a roaring fire.
This told me two things – 1. Guys are spending stupid money on over-priced half-dead roses and 2. We’re all pretty low-maintenance and prefer comfort over fantasy.
So guys, next time you’re trying to impress us and get us in the mood, just give us a few hours of peace and quiet without our kids and some cozy clothes to slip into – and cleaning the kitchen wouldn’t hurt either!
The Safety Mom was compensated by ADT to conduct this fun Valentine’s Day survey.