Hey Dads! Yes, it’s overblown, but Valentine’s Day is an important opportunity to emphasize romance with your wife and to role model positive expressions of love to your kids.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the wives*, moms and women out there. After all, we wouldn’t be dads without you. (I especially want to recognize my amazing wife, Amy, who brings me so much joy and with whom I am deliriously happy to share my life).
I’ve heard men, especially those who’ve been with their wives for a long time, criticize Valentine’s Day for a range of reasons:
- It’s a “Hallmark” holiday
- It is asymmetrical in that women get jewelry, flowers and chocolates and all we get is half of a dinner out
- And, especially, that it’s dumb because we should recognize loving relationships every day, not just on some arbitrary date
To these, I say: