I'm a preschool director. That means parties...lots and lots of parties. We celebrate the first day of school to end up the year with a big Spring Picnic, and every holiday and birthday in-between. Kids love to celebrate, and really, what's not to celebrate?
I don't know when I started loving Valentine's Day...I think it slowly evolved. To me, it's the day when kids can say "I like you" to their friends without feeling kinda funny. Watching the children put their cards (Batman, Barbie, Sponge Bob, Scooby Doo, Strawberry Shortcake...) that they so carefully wrote their names on in the vastly decorated boxes, sometimes with a lollipop or a pack of Smarties taped on it...priceless. And when a little boy shyly walks into my office with a red or pink flower (rose, carnation, even spray-painted daisy) and hands it to me, my heart melts.
So, enjoy your Valentines Day! Whether you spend it with a honey, a friend, your kids, a bunch of girlfriends, in a preschool, or even by yourself, know that this special day was created for love and friendship. And the best part? Chocolate on Valentines Day has NO sugar or calories...so ENJOY!