The suggested words for A:
A – Aphrodisiac, Adventure, Anniversary, Amore, Aboard, Admirer, Affection, Afternoon, Allowance, Always, Amaze, Anonymous, Animal, Attempt, and Attract.
These were words that I had ideas for. If you need some inspiration, shoot me an email and let me know what word you have in mind.
Aphrodisiac- According to The Reader’s Digest, the top ten aphrodisiacs are avocados, bananas, chili peppers, honey, pine nuts, figs, arugula, coffee, oysters and chocolate. I would add grapes and strawberries… And lingerie, but that’s just me. Jasmine, lavender, ylang ylang, and patchoulli are said to be scents that have aphrodisiac powers. Whether you believe in aphrodisiacs or not, these would be a yummy snack after the kiddos are in bed regardless.
Adventure- The first thing that popped into my mind is a Choose Your Own Adventure Date Night. These are available in my Etsy Shoppe. If you are interested in a digital copy, due to time constraints, let me know. I’ll get you set up with the story and easy instructions on how to construct the book. Or if you want me to do all the work, and you want it quickly, I can offer expedited shipping (which would increase shipping cost, of course). Or order one now and you’ll have it in time for Valentine’s Day. There are no rules about actually going in alphabetical order here. Or you can do something you’ve always wanted to, but maybe never had the chance, or the guts? Get out there and face your fears together. It’s a great bonding experience.
Anniversary- My wedding anniversary happens to be in February, so that works nicely. If yours is not, that’s ok. There’s got to be something you could celebrate. First kiss, first date, first “I Love You”. If nothing else, you can re-create your first Valentine’s Day together. You don’t necessarily have to do it on the 14th either. Do it when ever. All you’d have to say is, “Remember our first Valentine’s Day…?” Ok, you might have to expound a little more, but your sweetie will probably pick it up fairly quickly.
Amore- If you have Spanish or Latino in your blood, use it to your advantage! Have a mini-date with a Spanish/Mexican theme. Dinner and a movie perhaps? Go salsa dancing? Listen to Enrique Iglesia and Shakira CD’s, in Spanish, of course, while you dance around the house? I’m sure the kids would love enchiladas for dinner and you can watch the movie after you put them to bed (maybe a little early?).
Aboard- Present your sweetie with a ticket. To what, you ask? I dunno, that’s up to you. It could be a Caribbean Cruise themed date night. Or airplane tickets. Can’t afford airplane tickets? How about an Italian themed date night. You don’t have to do the date tonight, just build some anticipation with the tickets.
Admirer- Send a cute little note to work with your sweetie… tuck it into his coat pocket when he kisses you before he walks out the door. Tell him the things you love about him. It will surely bring a smile to his face when he finds it.
Affection- Make just a little more effort to show your sweetie how much you love them. Give a few more kisses, hold hands a little more, hang on a little longer when you hug.
Afternoon- Plan an afternoon to spend just the two of you. Do whatever you want. This could be an afternoon this weekend, or next month or whenever is convenient. Plan it and schedule it and then keep the appointment like it is an appointment for a life-saving operation.
Allowance- This is the treat I have planned for my hubby… when he gets back from his work trip tomorrow he will find a little note explaining that I will be rewarding his good efforts the rest of the week. The more good efforts, the more rewarding. That’s it. Brief and a little obscure. I’m doing ‘A’ on Friday. Through out the week I will give him pennies for his good efforts – helping with dinner, putting Little Monkey to bed, killing the spider in the shower. Whatever. Be generous. When Friday rolls around and he gets home from work he will find a little brochure with some options inside. Things like back rub, scalp massage, hot shower for two, extra dessert, ect. Each thing will have a price attached to it. He may spend his pennies until he runs out.
Ok, I could go on, but I hope you are starting to get the idea. If you have something, go… run with it. If you need anything, let me know. I’ll see what I can do. Have fun planning and come back for ‘B’ tomorrow!
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