Your news feeds will either be awash with flowers, chocolate, homemade cards or posts bemoaning how Valentine’s Day is commercial.
What you’re unlikely to see is a photo like this, one that I took this morning after I nearly fell face first on the tiled floor in my hallway.
It’s what I really got on Valentine’s Day – a urine-soaked bathroom floor and apparently no one did it.
Like true spineless criminals, they all tried to blame each other. And then they got so desperate they blamed the poor cat. Who just looked up from the floor and eyed rolled them all.
I know you’re probably knee-deep in fighting kids, nappies, attitude from tweens and teens and kids who are doing anything but showing you love.
I get it, but try not to let the love get to you today.
Today lots of hearts will be broken, some will ache and others will wonder what the heck they were thinking!
There will be girls at boarding school, like I was 25 years ago, hoping someone will send them flowers. There’ll be boys hoping someone will show them some love.
But at the end of the day, I have to say most of us will just keep plodding along, mopping up urine-soaked floors and doing our thing.
Remember this when you’re on the edge of jealously or bitterness today.
And don’t forget there’s always someone who loves you unconditionally – YOUR PARENTS!
It’s a gift and a curse we get the second our babies are born. So if you want some love, you know where you can always find it!
You might also make your older parents’ days. And for those without their beloved mum or dad today, you’re in my heart!
Now off I go to sort out grumpy kids who are having a sugar comedown after I got all crazy and gave them chocolate hearts for breakfast.
They are moaning because the have to put on their shoes. One of them just came and visited me and left me after a doing a particularly smelly fart.
Oh the joys of being a parent on Valentine’s Day!
Are you a lover or a hater?
Have you given or received anything?