Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Happy Birthday, Samith! (Happy Birthday, Cricket – if you’re reading this from Kitty Heaven.)
Ah, this is such an exciting time for the young children – the candy, the cards, the candy, the cookies, the candy. Ahhh. Good times.
It takes me back to fourth grade, when our teacher decided to veer from the normal routine of having each child make their own individual box or bag. No, this year we were going to make a gigantic Valentine mailbox! Looking back on it, I’m not sure how that worked. Did we each just bring one valentine? Did we all dump our 20+ Valentines in there, stir them around, and just pass out handfuls randomly? I don’t know, because the memory is completely overshadowed by the fact that I went over to help decorate the box….. and I wasn’t part of the decorating group.
All the ‘cool’ kids were gathered around that giant box, laughing and cutting and gluing and having a grand old time, and when I tried to help I was met with a cold, “No, Lauren. We are doing this.”
….. but…. I like gluing….
(I should go under hypnosis to see how that whole scene really played out. I bet I was a real pill in fourth grade.)