Valentines Day isn’t all smiles, hugs and I love you for some sweethearts. It can be a day of fighting and an evening spent apart that may lead to someone sleeping on the couch. If the previous day was a precursor to having a bad Valentines somebody is going to have to lighten things up & shift the air of a bad mood to a lighter happy one.
To start the day out, begin at the breakfast table by sweetening it up and trying to make nice with sugar & cinnamon toast, adding a spoonful of honey & cinnamon to a cup of coffee or glass of milk and finishing with a piece of cinnamon hard candy. This quick Valentines breakfast can be explained to the upset sweetheart as the sugar is representative of how sweet you are and the cinnamon is the spice of Valentines in love.
Mid-day bring out the stuffed animal but make it a stuffed frog. A stuffed frog should be given along with a handwritten card. The card should read “kiss the frog and get a prince” or princess depending on who’s doing the giving.
For Valentine evening break away from a single or dozen red roses and give a single or dozen blue carnations. Attach a card which, reads “I’m blue when we fight.” If you can find dyed blue roses use them instead.
Next comes the Valentine Card but before giving it away place a Band-Aid on the cover and write on the Band-Aid “love heals all wounds.”
The evening should be taking a lighter more loving turn. Now its time for the chocolates, get a large box of chocolates; the squishy goo filled kind, so both Valentine sweethearts can share it. The Valentine chocolates should only be eaten when each sweetheart takes a piece of candy and breaks their piece in half giving one of the half’s to the other. The two new half’s can then be placed together to make a new piece of candy with two blended tastes representative of love and oneness between each other.
To round out the mood of Valentines, sweethearts can play the “Candy Heart Messages Shuffle.” Open a package of candy hearts, the ones that have messages on them like “Be Mine and I Love You” and pour out a couple of pieces into your hands, no peeking. Shake them up and throw them like dice onto a table or floor. What do they read? Read them out loud to you sweetie. Give the package to your sweetie. It’s their turn now. Repeat. When the package is empty put the hearts back into the package and play again. If the package is torn or ripped put the hearts in a pile, shuffle them up and pick up two, no peeking. Each sweetheart can continue to draw two hearts from the pile.