Parents know that the Valentine’s Days of the past, with romantic dates or — maybe even better — extravagant evenings of solo time, are gone. But that doesn’t mean the holiday can’t be celebrated as a family, as well as on your phone, in the form of Valentine’s Day memes.
Celebrating Valentines Day as a parent can be tricky. Surprise dates and gifts are hard enough but throw a kid in the mix and the entire thing requires stealth and strategy that few can manage. More often than not, the special day ends up being, more or less, any regular day of parenting. Of course, it’s the small things that count — especially for a parent. A home-cooked dinner by the partner who rarely touches the kitchen or a surprise bouquet of roses in the morning is enough to make the day feel festive. If you’re really lucky, maybe your partner will gift you with the act of taking the kids for an afternoon activity so you can snag a nap. However it plays out, the Internet is there for you with funny Valentine’s day memes that parents can relate to.
No. 1: The Reality of Married Life
No. 2: The Even Darker Reality of Married Life
No. 3: Acts of Service Are Romantic, Too
No. 4: When It’s All on You
No. 5: When V-Day Is Entirely About Homework
No. 6: Being A New Parent ≠ Romance
No. 7: Secret Admirer, Anyone?
No. 8: The Romance of a Lived-In Relationship
No. 9: For the Deal-Chaser
No. 10: The Last Minute V-Day Card Grab
No. 11: This NSFW Option