Hey Kids, How ‘Bout We Leave Valentine’s Day to the Lovers

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“Mommy, Valentine’s Day is coming up!” BooBoo shouted with delight. “Yes, it sure is. Who’s your special Valentine this year?” I asked. “No one! I don’t have a girlfriend! I just like the candy.”

And just like that, BooBoo reaffirmed my problem with Valentine’s Day and kids.

Listen, I love kids. I have kids, and still, I don’t think kids need in on Valentine’s Day – a day for lovers.

While the origins of Valentine’s Day remain cloaked in mystery, this national holiday has evolved into a day of romance, and last time I checked, romance wasn’t a child’s game. [Read more…]

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