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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day Done Right (for me)

The great day of romance has come again!  Where will single little me be on the fateful night? I will be spending it with a group of 8-11 year old girls.

No honey for me, no fancy dinner, no wine (there wouldn't be anyway), none of that jazz.  I'm here to tell you that's just how I like it.  Even when I did have a significant other on Valentines, I've never been into fancy; I don't really like dressing up and I hate pressure.  It seems to me that romantic dates have plenty of both.  You want to look right, act right, sound right.  I've seen couples who have been together for years freak out about making V-day special.  It seems like some people judge the quantity/quality of love in a relationship based on the tokens of a single day.

Kids don't do that.  Kids eat candy and give everyone a nice note and just generally walk around being happy.  They know that love should not be reserved for one person (relationships yes, caring no) and so they just share love with all the people around them.  They make cute crafts and cookies, and they party.  To me it sounds so much better to just go and have a good time rather than turning a holiday into an exam.  I encourage all of you (and myself) to be more like my girls.  Show some people you love them, smile, brighten other people's day, and keep some of the candy for yourself.