Gabriel asked today, "Why is Valentine's Day such a big deal?" I explained that it's about love. He answered quickly, "I think it should be about peace, not love."
Then he added that Valentine's Day was more for girls than boys, because they were more into the love stuff. "Oh really?" I asked, thinking back to his father's courtship. "Yeah, they're always writing hearts and stuff." Then he added with dismay, "Katrina's going to do that someday too." "Well," I consoled, "maybe she'll be writing hearts to you." That brightened him up: "I guess that's OK then."