Some may say it is a silly holiday, but I quite like the idea... that one day every year is set apart to tell that special someone you love them.
But what is love? It seems to be difficult to define.
The question was posed to a group of 4-8 year olds. These were some of their responses.
"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs."Chrissy - age 6
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4
"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. Emily - age 8
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you." Karen - age 7
"Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." -Author Unknown
Tonight we worked on school valentines and cupcakes. Nothing like procrastinating until the very last minute. Little Man insisted on picking his own text and having a spray paint effect. It's probably his last year of this, so whatever. Pokey's card and cupcakes were much easier, just time consuming. And since we have so much of this commodity these days, what the heck.