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10 memes that sum up how parents feel this Valentine's Day

Instead of feeling bad that there's no dinner reservation on the cal or sexy lingerie in the mail (LOL), let's make laughter our therapy this Valentine's Day.

Remember last Valentine’s Day, in the Before Times, when this new thing called “coronavirus” was a far-off concern and you might have even had energy to make your kids heart-shaped pancakes or canoodle with your partner? Yah, us either.  It’s been a tumultuous year, spent mostly in parental survival mode, and it’s left us with little energy for even the most self-serving of Hallmark holidays.

Rather than feel bad that there’s no dinner reservation on the cal or sexy lingerie in the mail (LOL), let’s once again make laughter our therapy with memes that reflect just how tired and uninterested parents feel about Valentine’s Day in 2021.

(Spoiler: it ain’t sexy. But hey, if the mood strikes or you’re still going all out for VDay, power to you!)

Looking for some “me time”

 

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Sex is taking a back seat

 

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Caveat: The breakfast is made by someone else

It’s divine

 

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(P.S. don’t tell the kids we have ice cream sandwiches)

 

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Bonus: you can personalize this one with any chore

a meme with a pink background that says "Roses are red, violets are blue, fuck valentine's day, I've got laundry to do"

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Is “Most of the time” an option? 

 

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Legit excited about the sponge

Netflix is my real date

 

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General mood

 

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