Friday, February 14, 2014

What Your Valentine Really Wants

Every other day, and especially on Valentine's Day, you'll find an article or blog post telling you how to show your true love how much you care.  Yup, this is going to be one of them.  Sort of.

A few months ago, I saw one of those lists - how to show your kids you love them.  I read my kids the list.  Many of the things, they said "Please don't do that" and "How does that show that you love us? That's dumb."  I'm not going to tell you what was on the list, because maybe those things would be things your kids would enjoy.  Which brings me to my point.

Don't go by all those lists. You know your folks. Will your spouse really enjoy you showing up serenading them at their job?  Would your kids be tickled or embarrassed by you hanging a huge heart on the front of your house?  Do your kids enjoy finding corny notes stuck in their lunchboxes?  Only you know.  So make your own list. Or if you really want to know what to do - ask your people.

After reading off the published list of how to show my kids I love them, my 8-year old suggested that she offer me better suggestions. She polled her siblings and gave me a Top 11 list which I keep posted on my wall, in case I am at a loss for ideas.

Take the time today to ask your Valentine what they really need from you.  It'll be better than any list you'll find in a magazine article or blog post.

Celebrate your love today and everyday!

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