What I Learned From A Child and Senior About Valentine’s Day!

by Kathy Sykes on February 9, 2012 · 7 comments


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and not only are adults celebrating, but we can’t forget about the kids. Yesterday, my son’s teacher sent home a list of all of his classmates in Pre-K so that we would not forget anyone when sending Valentine’s Day cards. So, I guess that means that I need to go purchase something because it is “expected”.

My hubby and I don’t really make a big deal of Valentine’s Day (although we do get each other a card every year), but my son is really excited and ready to celebrate. So, today we made a visit to the store to pick up some things to make Valentine’s Day bags for his classmates.

This is what we purchased:


There are gift bags, candy, Peanuts character pencils and Valentine’s Day cards with stickers. While I was there, I also picked up my hubby and mother a card. My mother loves getting cards for any occasion and she has already starting celebrating Valentine’s Day early by purchasing these balloons for our house AND she wore her Valentine’s Day sweater during my father’s 75th birthday celebration this past weekend. It’s worth mentioning that my parents have been married 58 years. I guess they do know a thing or two about love.


A lot of people say that Valentine’s Day is over-rated and cheesy (myself included sometimes). But I really do get it now! The excitement I see from a little child who is just learning about Valentine’s Day and then seeing that same excitement from a senior person who has been loving for a long time makes me re-think this Valentine’s Day thing!

Love never gets old!



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LaToya February 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My children no longer being in elementary school don’t celebrate Valentines Day at school. So, I’m buying them a little something to remind them just how special they are.


Kathy Sykes February 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I bet they will appreciate that!


Linda Kirk February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Great article


Kathy Sykes February 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm



Kathy Sykes February 10, 2012 at 9:49 am



Nanette Hartley February 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Great post! 58 years of marriage is priceless!


Kathy Sykes February 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

There MUST be a secret to 58 years of marriage!


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