Not too long ago, you might have celebrated Valentine’s Day with wining and dining, candy and flowers. Like, for you. But now that kids are in the picture, it’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax (lips). These tweets from parents pretty much sum up the madness:
When dining out can double as a public service announcement. #twobirds
I bring my kids to a romantic restaurant on Valentine's day as a birth control reminder to the other couples.
— Marl (@Marlebean) February 11, 2015
There are so many creative ways to surprise the love of your life.
Looking forward to seeing the panicked expression on my husband’s face tomorrow when I tell him it’s Valentines Day.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) February 13, 2018
Sometimes romance can be found in the most unexpected places.
This Valentine’s Day, say the three little words she’s longing to hear: “You sleep in.”
— SpacedMom (@copymama) February 10, 2018
Mother knows best.
Me: Do you want me to pick up some Valentine's candy for you and the girls today?
Wife: Absolutely not.
Wife: It'll be on sale tomorrow.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 14, 2018
Savor those milestones.
I think "first time none of my kids needed help with their Valentine's cards" just edged out "first smile" for my favorite "first."
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) February 8, 2017
Good things come in small packages. Sometimes great things come in no package at all.
I'm not sure what my husband has planned for Valentine's Day but I hope it involves him taking the kids & leaving me home alone.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) February 10, 2017
Sharing is caring.
My 5yo included a little something special with each Valentine she signed…
Germs. Because she coughed on every single one of them.
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) February 9, 2016
You win some, you lose some. (Mostly you lose some.)
Can't wait to battle my kid to help me make 20 Valentines that he will say are not as cool as the ones Liam's mom made.
— Ally (@TragicAllyHere) February 10, 2017
What they don’t know won’t hurt them.
When making Valentines for preschoolers, is it ok to address them all to "Tiny Satan" since the kids can't read? Asking for myself.
— Ashley Austrew (@ashleyaustrew) February 11, 2016
It’s the thought that counts.
Me: Happy Valentine's Day, kids! Here are some homemade cinnamon rolls I made for you!
Kid: Why didn't you make them into hearts?
— Momma of Midgard (@MidgardMomma) February 14, 2015
Romance really does come in all stripes.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It's your turn to change the baby,
And he just went poo.
Happy Valentine's Day.
— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) February 14, 2017