There is no doubt about the fact that children, mostly adolescent and younger children, are so conspicuously left out of the Valentine festivities.
But why is this so?
Well in my opinion, the most important reason we usually and deliberately exclude children from participation in this important celebration is that we, ourselves misunderstand the true essence of Valentine day.
Saint Valentine did not die for romance but for love. Don’t get me wrong; romance is part of love but romance is not love. Many of us believe that Valentine is all about romance and sex. This is a wrong perception of the essence of the day and it is the main reason that we usually exclude children. We feel (justifiably so) that they are too innocent and should not be encumbered by a set of obviously mundane activities like romance and sex.
On the hand if we truly believe that Valentine is about love then there is no reason to exclude children from the ‘show’. Every member of the family from the oldest to the youngest should be involved in the celebration.
Another reason I think we exclude children from this important celebration of love is that we are too preoccupied with ourselves. We work so hard and so long that there is usually no time for romance in our relationships so we shift all the romance actions to the ‘D day” (valentine day). Unfortunately for most of us especially those in 8 to 5 jobs, the day is not a public holiday (except for the slight respite we get when it falls on a weekend). We need to go to work all day and then squeeze all the romance into the little time between after work and bedtime. This makes the day pass so quickly that we don’t even remember the children.
As Valentine draw close this year, you can save yourself the regret that comes from realizing when it is too late that you left out your kids by not planning ahead.
At F3G1 we stock authentic children clothings, shoes and accessories that will gladden your children’s hearts and make them feel loved and remembered.
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