|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. ❤