It's a situation as old as Saint Valentine: you and your partner have plans to celebrate the day of love, but so does your babysitter. After calling everyone you know and discovering finding a babysitter on Valentine's Day is harder than learning string theory, you resign to the reality of it all. Which leaves you wondering how to still have a romantic Valentine's Day that is also kid-friendly. Although it seems far-fetched, it can be done — you're just going to have to be a little creative, and a lot chill.
I know what you're thinking: romance and children don't mix. Unless of course you are talking about the romance that led up to having those children . . . but that's another story. Even though it seems unlikely, you can have your chocolate heart-shaped cake and eat it too (even if there are kids begging for a piece of their own.) Incorporating the kids into Valentine's Day activities doesn't have to be boring, and you and your SO won't need to sacrifice some of the romantic things you enjoy together, like dinner by candlelight. You'll just have to make a few tweaks so everyone has fun and nothing gets awkward.
This year, if Valentine's Day is a family affair, try turning some romantic activities into events the whole family can enjoy. Here are 11 suggestions to get the love flowing.