Candy Conversation Hearts From My Toddlers

Valentine’s Day… she ain’t what she used to be.

But something that still remains from those days of yore and which will always be a part of this greeting card company induced holiday are the ever important candy conversation hearts. 

When I was in grade school,  I specifically remember picking these candy coded messages out of their cute little playing card sized box and hand delivering special ones to friends or boys I thought were cute at the time. If I could go back  I’d slap those stupid little hearts out of my hand yelling, “Wake up!” they don’t matter now, won’t matter in the future, so don’t waste your time. Eat the little sugary treats and be done with it.

Ah, live and learn, right?

Now that I’m a stay at home mom, some of the original mottoes like “Be Mine” and “Sweet Talk” are not necessarily super fitting.  So here are what the hearts my children would give to me might look like on this Valentine’s Day.

fullsizerender-8Aww… that’s cute right? Except this is usually in the most whiny of voices as of late, followed by, “I’m tired,” even if she just got up.

No baby, what you “need” is to calm down and get outta Mommy’s grill a little bit so we can get this day started, okay sweetie?


Okay. I get it. I’m loud. Do you really need to cover your ears like that when Mommy is having a moment that is truly bringing her joy? Even if it may be at someone else’s expense?  Really? Who taught you this? Fun sucker.


Everybody is a critic. You don’t keep up with the tweezing to perfection and even your little toddler is giving you heck for it. I didn’t ask for these random long ass hairs to grow on my chin. I’m trying not to look all busted up as best as I can! Get off my case!


She owns me, and she knows it.

Valentine’s Day is not quite the same as it once was, but at least beneath these heartfelt messages lies some real love. And that’s what it’s all about, amirite?

Now on to the link-up! 😀
Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!


Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we now have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there! 🙂
I chose There’s No Crying in Blogging by YadaDarcyYada. There’s some great points to consider about this crazy blogging world and thoughts and pictures that will make any blogger smile. 

The Hosts:

FridayFrivolity host Sarah Eliza of Devastate Boredom

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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to’s and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON’T Read book reviews, and more! Stop by her blog for winter Capsule Wardrobe inspiration — mix-and-match outfit inspiration in burgundy and olive!

Host, Audrey, Friday Frivolity
Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! Audrey’s most recent post is a fantastic tutorial on creating a clickable image map that links to multiple pages / sites… a must-read for any blogger who designs images!

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa’s latest post is an awesome collection of resources you can use to teach your child about the Biblical story of Jonah at home.

FridayFrivolity host Jessica from Babi a Fi
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics — from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Her latest post, 40 Questions Meme, is a great way to get to know her better!
Guest Co-Hosts for February:

Amethyst from One Sage Mama!

Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Her most recent post, in honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, is a review of a heartwarming story entitled Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection.

Patricia from Pretty Fly for a White Mom
Patricia is a marvelously honest and funny writer, who shares her warm and humorous reflections on life and motherhood over at Pretty Fly for A White Mom. And ooooh yesss, she rewrites and performs music too! Check out her post What Makes Me Fly for the scoop on how she chose her blog name, AND a selection of some of her greatest hits… one of which has to qualify as the cutest baby announcement ever!
Could it be you?? #FridayFrivolity link-up looking for new cohosts!
Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!

Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!
There are three rules only:


9 thoughts on “Candy Conversation Hearts From My Toddlers

  1. Thank you!!! Wow! This made my day and believe me, I really, really, really something to make this day. I always love #FridayFrivolity but his one is even more – wondrous, with you here, Patricia. Thank you again and I hope this weekend treats you kindly. I will be back (again and again) to visit and share.

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    • You are most welcome. I always see your posts on the various link ups I have participated in, and always enjoy your perspective on things. This seemed like a perfect way to recognize all that you contribute to the blogging world. I’m glad it made your day! I am new to hosting, so this has already been a really fun experience. Keep writing. Keep sharing. Thank you for the well wishes!

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  2. Omg! This is hilariously true. There’s never a dull moment with toddlers around. I’m glad to be co-hosting with you this month. Can’t wait to read more of your content! Xx

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