Valentine’s Day: a made-up Hallmark holiday – commercialism at its finest. Its trademarks are $50 bouquets of roses that would cost $10 any other day, $7 greeting cards, and convenience store chocolates. Everything you ever wanted (not). But, still, everyone who has a someone loves Valentine’s Day. It’s an opportunity to be mushy. Unless you have a baby. Then it’s a challenge. How can you honestly enjoy a romantic evening with a six month old in tow? I’ll share with you my plans for a nice little Valentine’s Day.
In an ideal world, tomorrow will include take-out. I’m craving some Thai food. Reality? I will probably be making the frozen French tarts from Trader Joe’s. It’s okay, though, because the salted ham, gruyere, and caramelized onion combination is truly delicious.
Instead of the usual Netflix/TiVo/Olympic marathon, it would be nice to watch a movie from start to finish. This, ladies and gentlemen without children, is the true definition of fantasy.
Several glasses of water
Wine? Yeah, right. Babies make you dehydrated. Don’t believe me? Fill a backpack with 21 pounds of nonsense and carry it everywhere. Then, you’ll understand: drinking water is romantic! I swear.
A sleeping baby by 9PM
HAHAHHAHAHAAHAHA. Only in my dreams!