So Mr T and I don't normally make a big fuss of Valentine's day - and not because we don't care - there's just normally a gazillion other things going on and as a lot of parents do, we make them a higher priority!
This year, our children had a different idea.
At about 5.45pm we were instructed to go and get changed into 'something really nice'. We obliged and came down to what could only be a result of some 'secret squirrel planning'. We had menus, we had mood lighting, we had a whistle to blow when we needed something!
The wait staff were responsive and attentive. The Chef, clearly accomplished, cooked a most delicious meal. And the planning was most apparent - with a heart cookie baked while I was on a tennis run earlier on in the week - I had NO idea - there was nothing to give it away - which is in itself impressive AND terrifying!! So we had wait staff, we had our own personal Chef, we had a DJ - with music AND dancing! They even loaded the dishwasher and cleared up. Then they treated themselves to a bowl of icecream and a movie in bed!
We are so lucky and so proud of our 3 gorgeous children. The best Valentine's ever.
PS - 10 points for whoever can guess what the lights are that Riley's holding!!