My first ever Valentine's Day gift

If I am honest I have never been a big fan of Valentine's day, except for maybe when I was 9 and got my first Valentine's gift from a boy in my class.
Even though I was really shy, I was so surprised that I spent all day smiling.

What did he give me?
Oh gosh, imagine this...
He took a pine cone and painted it white.

That was his idea of a gift that would impress a girl.

Was I impressed with his gift?

Well it smelt of really strong paint and it gave me a headache, but I was also impressed that he took the time to paint this rather unusual gift. As you can imagine it can't be that easy and as young as I was I did appreciate the sentiment.

Do you remember your first Valentine's gift?


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