Thanks to a mommy friend of mine, I stumbled across this Valentine’s Day post today by Amber Dusick over at her blog, “Parenting. Illustrated With Crappy Pictures,” which took me right back to about second grade.
Don’t you remember going through those cheapy little Valentine’s Day cards you buy in the cardboard boxes, trying to pick out the most special ones for your best friends — and the most meaningful ones for your little crushes.
Should the card that says, “I’m bananas for you, Valentine” go to the boy who eats Elmer’s glue, or not? You know, that sort of thing.
Amber’s blog post nails it.
Last night, I worked the night shift, so I missed out on Valentine’s Day card-making duty with 5-year-old Babycakes this year.
But this morning, I tried to decipher her mindset about which card she chose for each person. And, honestly, I don’t think she thought one moment about it.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I noticed that she wrote cards for four people in the same family, and every single one of them ended up with the same cards. So, yeah, I don’t know if she even flipped them over.
Maybe this whole “which one should I give her/him?” mentality happens as we get older? What do you think?
Did your kids make Valentine’s cards to take to school today? Did they leave you feeling nostalgic for your own Valentine’s cards of (not so) long ago?
Also, on a related note, how many of you were up at 2 a.m. to bake cupcakes for your kiddo’s class party today? I’m hearing a lot about moms freaking out about getting Valentine’s Day treats ready for school today. Are you one of those people?