Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Kids are funny.
One thing that I know about kids...they speak their minds.
The other night at the dinner table Brandon posed a question. He's 5 years old and very inquisitive. He said...
"What does Valentine's Day mean?"
I paused. Surely, he didn't want ME to answer that question! Noooo, not Daddy. Lol. My wife answered him by giving him the most political answer that you could give a kid. "It's a holiday of love" she said.
Brandon walked away. Did he really want to ask me THAT question? Why would he ask a dude who broke up with a girl TWO days before Valentines Day...only to go back with her 3 days late? Nah..wrong dude
Honestly, Valentines Day was cool when I was 5...8...11, etc. When I was a kid, we would get VDay candy and pass it out to our classmates. Male and females. I would find the candy that had "KISS ME" written on it and give it to the girls that I liked. I damn sure wasn't gonna give it to Sean. Back then VDay was cool and innocent. That's part of what love should be...cool and innocent. Nowadays, it's commercial. It's about THIS or about THAT. Or about how much you spent on something. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for showing my gratitude and appreciation. But I don't think it has to be on THAT day. I have a new Valentine this year. My daughter, Skyler, is 4 months old. What will I tell her about Valentines Day when she gets older?
"Love should be given and shown 365 days a year. If its not, then it ain't love."