It's been quite a while since I've celebrated Valentine's Day with a lover and partner. I'm astounded here in Houston, at all the ads and Valentine items for sale. EVEN the Dollar Store had an advertisement in the paper yesterday.
Last night my grandson Christopher, 14, and I went to Walgreen's to get some chocolate candy that he wanted. The store was full of men running around with a somewhat harried look. Kinda like that look you see on Christmas Eve when some men do all their Christmas shopping while women have been shopping for months. It made me chuckle.
So Christopher and I looked at all the Valentine candy. Then he said, "You know Grammy in two days all this will be half price. Let's wait!" I was impressed with his reasoning. So then he decided he wanted Oreo cookies. That is until he spied something else on the shelf and made a beeline for the bag.
What bag? What was in the bag? It made my heart flip. It was frosted animal cookies. I used to buy those for the grandchildren, at least 11 years ago. BUT he remembered and said, "Remember Grammy when you used to have these for all of us?" Indeed, I do. I was so surprised that he remembered. It reminded me that you never know what thing you say or do that is going to leave a memory for a child.
That comment and gesture was better then any Valentine's Day gift I've ever gotten!
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.