I don’t know about your sons, but mine are less than enthusiastic about Valentine’s day — which is a shame, because there is so much good about the day, at least the way that kids get to celebrate.
(Yes, it’s over commercialized and trite for adults – I mean, have you tried to make a dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day? Total amateur night and torture. I prefer to stay home.)
Despite my less than enthusiastic embrace of the day for adults, I think that the emphasis on love and friendship and acknowledging the people you care about is a great thing. Anytime I can help my sons share their feelings, I’m game.
So every year I look for ways to encourage my boys to enjoy the day — without forcing them to do it with pink doilies and roses. Because love is love, even if you express it with toy soldiers.