Thursday, February 14, 2013

#Valentine's Day Memories

Photo from blog Be Better Guys

On this Valentine's Day the strangest memory came to mind. It took me back to when I was in Pre-K or Kindergarten  and it was Valentine's Day. The teacher had a very special day planned for us. We were going to make hearts out of red construction paper and glue on those candied hearts. We even tried to read the words off the candy but we didn't actually know what the words meant. Valentine's day for us, little ones, was a day to show our parents love. 

As time went by we learned other meanings of Valentine's Day. It was no longer just about the red hearts made out of construction paper or the candied hearts with "Be Mind", or the small valentines day cards my mom bought from the store to bring to class for sharing. It became more about hugs and kisses. 

They say that girls develop faster than boys in the love department. I don't think this saying applied too well to me because I was a tomboy for some time but I remember the times when my friends would whisper in each other's ears about other little boys. It was so funny to me. I can only imagine how the boys felt about it. Some of them looked as agitated as the boy in the picture above, others tried to ignore it, and some played the young lover-boy they copied from their dads. Love can be so innocent.

Today, Valentine's day is celebrated all over the world. It's the day when more chocolate, flowers, and who knows what else, is bought. Through all of it, young or older now, I hope that you have a very special day. 

Happy Valentine's Day 2013,

Selena B. 


  1. This is a very nice article. When I was little I used to be a Tomboy myself. I used to always play sports such as kickball, dodge ball, basketball, mostly anything that had to do with a ball. Back then I didn't want to wear a dress. I remember how much trouble my grandmother had trying to get me to wear a long dress to visit some guests in Florida at their dinner pool party. It was a big day for my 17 year old daughter who brought me all kinds of Valentines Candy, enough to last a few months. She was so sweet, and I gave her a lot of gifts on this special day. She liked the necklace I gave her with the heart shaped stone the most, which she wore to school.

    1. Yep, it was hard to get me into those dresses. My aunt used to take us down to the country in Virginia for church and I was a little thing at the time. Down in the deep country little girls had to dress accordingly. I would cry my eyes out before I eventually got it on and those itchy tights too!

      I'm so happy to hear about your Valentines Day. That was special! I got some candy too, from one of the senior citizens I care for during the week. I'm a chocolate-lover too so...Thank you for sharing! :D