You may be asking yourself, "When did Valentine's Day become a family affair?" Well, the answer is simple -- the minute the baby was born. The next time Feb. 14 rolled around, instead of the usual romantic dinner, your spouse surprised you with a clay impression of the baby's hand that left you breathless. And without even noticing, you and the proud father let the holiday pass with an "aw" and a smile and barely a kiss good night, just happy to get a good night's sleep.
If this is your house, it is time to reclaim Valentine's Day as the holiday it was intended to be -- a romantic day for two. There is nothing wrong with buying 30 valentines for each child's classroom and turning the dining room table into a bedlam of red and white construction paper, lace and glue. But it doesn't mean you can't set aside some special time with your spouse to remember why you entered into this family pledge in the first place.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
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