The Valentine Bunny

As a kid, it was kinda fun to be the “Valentine Baby”.  Every adult I knew gushed about how sweet that was.   My friends were rather ambivalent about the whole two for one deal. 
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When I hit my teen and young adult years, I grew to hate Valentine’s Day.  It was supposed to be my day, yet all of my girlfriends abandoned me to spend the day with their special guy.  I could understand this, yet it still hurt deeply…especially on the years that I didn’t have a special someone of my own.  (Why is there a holiday that makes so many people feel horrible for not being in a relationship??)
For years, I refused to acknowledge that there was anything more to this day than it being my birthday.  Then one day, something very special happened…the Valentine Bunny came. 

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He left fancy new shirts for the girls right next to their beds, where they would be sure to see them.  Then he showed me how to magically transform the girls lunches into a festive party.  Everything in them had to be white, pink or red (or made of chocolate!) and cut into heart shape. (Ever try to cut a PB&J into a heart when you aren’t quite awake?)  Fun little trinkets were to be mysteriously added to the bag.  In return, I’d have squealing little girls excitedly telling me what the Valentine Bunny brought for them.  
Because of the Valentine Bunny, (and possibly growing up!) I once again think its fun to share my birthday with Valentine’s Day.  I hope the Valentine Bunny does something wonderful for you!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

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19 Responses to The Valentine Bunny

  1. Jamie says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy V-day too!

  2. pastorrick says:

    Singing
    Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Suuuueeee happy birthday to you,

    Oh yea I almost forgot
    You look like a monkey and you smell like one to.
    (I got my sweet sounding voice from mom and dad)

  3. Lynne says:

    Happy Birthday Susan! The only thing the Valentine Bunny has brought me so far is icy pellets of snow hitting my window!

    Have a great day!

  4. Jay says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hey wait … I thought it was later this month. Darn it! I missed it! Arg!

    Anyway, Happy Birthday!!!!

  5. Tink says:

    I may not be glad that it’s Valentines Day (stupid Hallmark holiday)… But I’m REALLY glad it’s your birthday! I hope this one rocks.

  6. Betty says:

    Happy Birthday. At least your day doesn’t fall on Christmas.

  7. Happy Valentines day to you too. Haha. I really liked todays post. Thanks for the input on mine and ideas on stuff to write about.

  8. photowannabe says:

    Well Happy Birthday Susan. Your Valentine bunny is so cute and seems to make the day so special for everyone.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your puny comments.

  9. Peggy says:

    Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day! I really enjoy reading your blog Susan.

  10. lynanne says:

    Valentine’s bunny? ROFL! Great idea!

    Happy birthday!!!!!

  11. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday and Happy Valentines day! You are one of the sweetest people I have had the chance to meet on here!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Susan,

    It’s really nice to meet you :o) Happy Birthday! I’m so glad that you posted a comment on my blog! I look forward to reading yours and getting to know you a little as well :o) And hey…if you ever want to learn how to knit…let me know ;o) I’ll teach you!

  13. barnmouse says:

    Awww! Happy Birthday (yesterday)! I feel your pain about sharing your birthday with Valentine’s Day. Every 2 or 3 years, my birthday is on Father’s Day. I try to look on the bright side as I was “Daddy’s little gift”, but it sucks to watch all the commercials about “Don’t forget Father’s Day is June 18th!”. I yell at the TV “No! It is MY birthday!”. I’m 25…when do I grow out of this? LOL

  14. Cheryl says:

    Another great and creative idea. Did the Valentine’s Bunny leave anything special for you?

  15. Newt says:

    Happy Valentines day to you and yours!

  16. Dorky Dad says:

    Happy Birthday! I guess Happy Belated Birthday! And the Valentine Bunny is definitely better than the Valentine Vulture. I don’t think the Valentine Vulture would be very cuddly. And the girls would scream for an entirely different reason.

  17. Kell says:

    Happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it, but it sounds like a wonderful day.

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