Celebrating any holiday seems to get better when you have kids—the wonder of Easter and the excitement of Christmas and Hanukkah through the eyes of a child really can’t be matched.
And while a lot of people go pretty ba-humbug over the most commercialized of all holidays, Valentine’s Day, we think that embracing it for your kids is a noble endeavour (especially if you wouldn’t normally be caught dead buying roses and chocolate on February 14th).
But all hope is not lost. Thanks to the wonderful world of Twitter, you can still take a few moments to yourself—right now!—to bask in the nonsense that is Valentine’s Day. We’ve rounded up the best of the best tweets about Valentine’s Day: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Because Valentine’s Day is all about pushing the boundaries of your love.
I want to make it really special for my husband on Valentine’s day, so I’m gonna tie him up… & then watch whatever I want on tv.
— Verified Hillbilly (@HillbillyWV1965) February 11, 2012
Sometimes, you just have to remember to love yourself.
on Saturday, I’m buying Valentine’s Day stuff for myself, wrapping it, then opening my presents Sunday morning. 💘
— spicy mom (@annie_2icy) February 11, 2016
Valentine’s Day is all about finding that one true love.
I just asked a nap to be my Valentine.
— THE Goddess (@eTHEgoddess) February 14, 2014
It’s all about keeping it super romantic, am I right?
Me: What do you want for Valentine’s day?
Wife: Redemption for @VancityReynolds
Me: So… Deadpool tickets?
Wife: I love you!
— Randell Causey (@spaniard87) February 11, 2016
Because we all have so much love to give.
Me: “Who was your Valentine, buddy?”
3yo, covered in Avengers tattoos, 4 Jolly Ranchers in his mouth, crazed look in his eye: “Everyone.”
— The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) February 10, 2016
We know which holiday we’re more excited about celebrating.
With all the discounted Valentine’s candy that’s available, I like to call February 15th “Lonely People Halloween.”
— braden graeber (@hipstermermaid) February 13, 2012
On adding that special something to your Valentines this year.
My 5yo included a little something special with each Valentine she signed…
Germs. Because she coughed on every single one of them.
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) February 9, 2016
Because flowers really do say it all.
Sending flowers to your significant other at work is a great way to tell all their coworkers that you used to have $60.
— MJ (@sucittaM) February 14, 2012
On setting realistic expectations.
All I wanna do for valentine’s day is go eat a nice breakfast somewhere & for dinner I want Hooters
— Emily (@Pretty_Trippy) February 11, 2016
When your kids just really get you.
My five year old gave my wife any early valentines day card with a dollar in it. Like a little grandpa.
— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) February 6, 2013
On keeping things in perspective.
Oh you don’t have a valentine on valentine’s day? Some people don’t have a groundhog on groundhog’s day. check your privileges
— Katie Long (@katierlong) February 11, 2016
When you can deliver a Valentine’s Day PSA, you feel like you’ve really nailed February 14th.
I bring my kids to a romantic restaurant on Valentine’s day as a birth control reminder to the other couples.
— Marlebean (@Marlebean) February 11, 2015