Every Day


Mama, let's buy flowers for Miss Jessica.

No, baby, not today. Let's wait a bit, okay?

I'll use my money, Mama. Do I have enough?

She hands me her little wallet containing her little allowance out of her little purse. The sign on the basket next to us says $3.99. Buttercup has exactly $4.

Yes baby, but why not wait until Valentine's Day?

She blinks at me before making the choice for herself. She reaches into the basket, selects a pretty bunch of flowers for her preschool teacher, and sets it next to the milk we are buying.

Every day is Valentine's Day when you love someone.