While people around me are talking about going to fancy dinners and romantic dates tonight, Valentine's Day has become like all other holidays for us, taken over by our children.
Yesterday evening was spent getting dozens of Lego Star Wars valentines adressed in wobbly first grader handwriting. Gifts this year consist of Lego kits and some family friendly movies. There will be family dinner in the kitchen instead of a candlelit restaurant.
There will be bath time and story time and everyone in bed by 9 pm.
But there will be lots of hugs and handwritten notes and telling each other how much we love each other.
That's what this day is about after all, spending time with the ones you love. Even when most of those people still have trouble tying their own shoes.