Valentine's Day. Wait... when is that again? February 14? And that's every year? Sheesh.
When you were single, Valentine's Day was important. It was the day you tested both your fragile self-esteem and whoever you happened to be dating at the time. Now that you have a partner and children, Valentine's Day has become just another reason you have to go to Target. It's also a day that makes clear your current priorities:
“You know what would be romantic, Bill? If you would put the kids to bed every once in a while. That would be romantic.”
Flowery, over-the-top romance just isn't my bag anymore. Whenever I look through a store's Valentine's Day cards, I become convinced that the people at Hallmark just don't understand my life.
So, I decided to rewrite a few cards with the long-married mother in mind.