Moms, remember when Valentine's Day was a ROMANTIC holiday? You know, before you had kids? You'd get flowers, you'd dress up to look super hot (in my case maybe semi-hot), and enjoy a candlelit dinner. Now that I have kids, the holiday has become a Family Holiday. It's more about which character to choose for the tiny little Valentine's for everyone in the class, my daughter gets the flowers, and my son gets the chocolate.
You know, what? That's OK with me. I'd rather be romantic on a night of my choosing or be surprised by my husband out of the blue, and not forced into a particular night. Plus, it's hard to get a babysitter. The kids love Valentine's Day so I'm happy to celebrate it for them.