Valentine’s Day doesn’t really mean a lot for me. That’s because I have not been in a serious relationship, and my parents didn’t really make a big deal out of the day. As I think back to all of the Valentine’s Days, I had with my parents one particular comes to mind. I had come home from school, and we had this tall entertainment center. I happened to look up and saw a NSYNC board game. “What’s that?” I asked as I pointed. “I told you she would find her gift,” my step-dad said. My mother sighed. “Just give it to her early.” she said. My step-dad reached up and got the game for me. I put my backpack down and bolted for my room.
I was so obsessed with the band. I had all of their CD’s, a few posters around my room, and I finally had the board game that I had been asking for. I quickly took off the lid. I looked at the many pieces and quickly tried to read the instructions on how to play the game. Come to find out you needed three or four players to play the game. This made my heart sink as I am an only child. So, I got down on the floor and started to play the game by myself.
The next day my parents gave me some candy. Even though I had found one of my gifts early I still enjoyed the game.
I had another gift from my step-dad. He knew that I loved my Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game. So, since I was getting so good at the game he went and he made me a custom park for me. I remember enjoying the game, and playing it for hours.
What has been one of your favorite Valentine’s Day gifts or memories? Tell me in the comments below.
I hope each and every one of you have a happy Valentine’s Day!
3 thoughts on “My favorite Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve received as a child”
Great remembrance, Amanda. I, too, was an only and devised ways to play games by myself. As for Valentine’s gifts, Sandy and I don’t make a big deal of it, either. Perhaps a dinner, usually a few days early of after.
Can’t say I was a big fan of NSYNC. But I was a massive Green Day fan and they are all I wanted as a kid. CD’s, posters, books, DVDs – you name it! I would have loved to receive these as gifts for valentines or any holiday/birthday.