02/13/2014 01:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

If Moms Wrote Candy Conversation Hearts...

Given it's Valentine's Day season, my kids have been clamoring for me to get them candy conversation hearts. You know, those delectable little bites of sugar that have little sayings on them: LUV BUG, HUG ME, TRUE LOVE, etc. etc. They're cute. But they're obviously not geared towards moms.

I mean, I love hugs from my husband. And my kids are my "luv bugs" for sure. But if I'm going to give them candy hearts, I'd rather the hearts say what I REALLY want. Or, you know, drop some subtle hints.

The Hubs and I would have a lovely Valentine's Day if he heeded some of these heart sayings, you know what I mean?

And the kids? Well, I think the sugar sweetens the harsh reality of some of the messages here.

Notice I did sneak in a couple sweet sayings. Because despite my slightly snarky candy hearts, in the end I love the Hubs and my kiddos to pieces.  :-)

If you could write your own conversation hearts for your kids or spouse, what would they say?