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How parents spend Valentine’s Day

ValDayBefore kids, Valentine’s Day is all about your significant other. Things change, however, when kids come into the picture. Kids nott only steal your heart but also your time. We asked our Facebook followers how they celebrate Valentine’s Day and here’s what they had to say.

Courtney Casas admits in her house, they do something special for their son, but nothing for each other.

Stacey Fowler and her husband have been married 26 years and never have celebrated Valentine’s Day. “We don’t subscribe to gift-giving days fueled by Hallmark marketing,” she says. Instead, they taught their now-grown kids to spread their love throughout the year. They don’t celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day either, she reports.

Desirae Flores says they give cards and have a nice family dinner.

Mary Luebkert Truman says, “We don’t have a set tradition, but last year we lit candles, put on the piano music channel, and introduced our kids (then ages 3 and 6) to lobster.”

Shelly Ingraham says the holiday is a family thing. “We usually order the heart- shaped pizzas.”

Jessica Sanders is the only one who responded that they celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple. “Usually we make it our date night and get something small like candy or flowers,” she says.

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