Happy Valentines Day!
Ahhh, Yes, Valentine’s Day! This day in my life has had many meanings as the years have ticked away. When I was little, it was another excuse to get candy. When I was in grade school it was an excuse to find out who liked you. Once in grade school, maybe 3rd or 4th grade, a boy from my school dropped off a dozen red roses to me at my house! Crazy, I thought, but hey, that’s how I rolled with the grade school boys! 😉 As a teenager Valentine’s day was a reason to ogle the boys and try to figure out what that girl had that I didn’t. As a twenty something, it was known as Black *insert day of the week here*, mainly because we ladies never seemed to have steady beaus around that time. I do believe that there is too much pressure on Valentine’s day for the daters of the world, but that is a different post all together. Now, it’s for my little ones, a chance for them to get chocolate, heart-shaped breakfast and learn that giving and showing love is not just a February 14th occasion, but an everyday occasion.
I love my kids, sometimes they would say too much. But when I hug and kiss them, I make sure to give them a special little squeeze because I know that there are so many little ones that don’t get nearly the amount of love that my little ones get.
So forget the cards, and candy (well chocolate is always a good thing) and instead give a little extra squeeze to the ones you love and tell them why you love them, they’ll appreciate it more than that piece of paper in the long run. ❤