Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Friday
Feb102012

Tell Your Husband/Boyfriend We Said 'You're Welcome'

If you read one thing about Valentine's Day, let it be this somethin-somethin Serge wrote up over on Dadding. My favorite is the 4th one. And also, let it be known that I would very much appreciate a crocheted wine cup holder to wear around my neck. Especially if it's waterproof - Monica.

Well, it’s that time of year again.

Coldness. Darkness.

Silence.

Boredom. Illness.

Frozen barren landscapes.

Sadness.

You got it! It’s time to celebrate love!

Yep, Valentine’s Day is rolling into town. A day unlike any other; a day devoted to spending money on the people we love the most (who are already the people we spend all of our money on anyway). Still, the Hallmark family has to have their Zillion Dollar Day, so we might as well just get on with it.

As a father and a husband, I want to let my wife, my Baby Mama, know that I appreciate her. And so, in the weeks leading up to the 14th of February, I try to let my imagination climb the high peaks of possibility and conjure up wonderfully original gifts that I can give her to celebrate our eternal bond.

Unfortunately, I have fallen on my face nearly every single year. So this year, instead of putting all of my Mega-Valentine Energy towards disappointing my wife, I’ve decide to step outside the box, and help other guys like me actually get it right.

Click here to finish reading Heart-Shaped Stupid: The Worst Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Baby Mama