Valentine’s Day in the Nohle household started early this morning. Both of my children were up before me, which is a little unusual, at least for my daughter. When I went downstairs, it was 6 a.m. The kids were flying around like vultures asking why Cupid didn’t come as they expected with his bag of candy.
I laughed inside wondering what I could have done to bring about this expectation. I calmly said that Valentine’s Day is not like Christmas and that Cupid doesn’t fly in overnight like Santa. I then disappeared off to work and will learn the outcome of this perceived “parental letdown” later tonight when I go home. And for those wondering, no, my kids don’t get candy in the morning. They may beg for it, but my job as a parent is to say “no” sometimes.
They did both have Valentine’s Day parties yesterday at their school, which I’m sure many of your kids have also had. It was wonderful to see them both preparing for the school celebration these last few days, writing their own cards and making up their little treat bags for their classmates. My daughter was very careful to make sure she did not put “love” on any of her cards to her boy classmates as she would never want any of them to think she likes them at her current age, which is 9.
Tonight, we do not have any big plans but my wife and I will make sure that both of our children know that we love them very much and we love each other.
Enjoy the day!