It’s no secret that I hate Valentime. I’ve groomed my wife over 6 years of marriage to stop expecting something on this stupid holiday. She still gets upset when I do nothing for her, but at least the nothing is anticipated.

Also, Thaddeus did once accompany Lacey and I on a Valentine’s date. Technically, it was before we were “a thing”, and it was to go see Stranger than Fiction, but it was still mildly awkward for everyone involved. Oddly, the whole thing was Lacey’s idea in the first place.