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


“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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