I'm on the fence about this holiday, though. Being a married woman, I always have someone to spend it with, so I don't hate it. On the other hand, after having 4 Valentine's Days with the same man, it sort of loses it's novelty. -shrugs- (I mean, I love you, sweetie!)
I'm a sucker though. I love mushy cards, chocolates and heart-shaped pizzas. I like "I love you"s, hugs, kisses and warm fuzzy feelings.
My oldest son is in Grade 1, and needs to give Valentine's to every child in his class. Every single child. No one gets left out.
Gee, thanks. That would have been awesome back when I was in the first grade. I was always forced to give them to all of the kids - even the gross one that would pick his nose and eat it. I am not even kidding.
Being the awesome Mom that I am, I found super cool Valentine's. No, they don't have Pixar or Disney characters on them. They're frickin' scratch n' sniff. Heck yes!
I've been trying really hard to be super cool in my son's eyes. It started with him asking me if I can just walk beside him, but not hold his hand when I was taking him to his classroom.
Then I was asked to just drop him off.
Then I was asked to just drop him off - and not open and shut the van door so no one sees me. Ouch.
Anyhoo, the Valentine's were cute, and Owen liked them. Well, he liked them until he heard what was actually written on some of the cards.
"You're Berry Cute"??
"BE MY SWEETIE"???!!?!?!
"Mom, this stuff is just too serious. I'm going to wait to give those to my girlfriend, when I'm older and I have one. Like, 17 or 18 years old, I think." - OwenConvincing him to use the "Be mine" was easy. I told him it really meant "Be my friend" and he was totally okay with that.
The "Berry Cute" one was a little tougher. I told him that it makes Mommy feel happy when he tells her that she's pretty, and that's what he's doing for these girls. I explained that it's nice to give girls compliments. He was totally suspicious, and asked me if I was absolutely sure that they wouldn't think that he was 'flirting' with them. He didn't want to 'give them the wrong idea". Seriously, I couldn't make this stuff up.
Hopefully he gets his act together when he's older. I want grandbabies.