As a new parent, we are not getting handpicked gifts from our infant, so that leaves us with recognizing their first affirmations of love. As a mom or dad of a tiny tot, we know that they already feel love, but how do they their show love?
What does this holiday accomplish besides training kids to have a Pavlovian, gift-based response to a meaningless day in the middle of February? Or worse, an association between love and gift-giving? Doesn't Christmas already cover that, without the creepy romance angle?