Can you remember how excited you were in the younger grades to get to school on Valentine's Day? You spent so much time carefully printing out a card to each person in your class (even the boys!) and you could hardly wait till it was time to deliver these to the mailbags decorated in paper lace doilies and red construction paper hearts. You actually counted how many you got and then sorted them out into piles of similar designs. Then, if you were lucky, the teacher handed out some of those small red cinnamon heart candies!
In what grade was giving valentines no longer cool? Did we get them from our siblings and parents? Then, there was that dread you felt in High School wondering if that dippy boy who was always looking at you in Gr. 10 geography would actually give you a yucky card! It was in inevitably the mushiest card at the stores! Ick!
I'll make him Brownies and cook a favourite chicken dinner. I baked Valentine's Cookies a la Mr.Pillsbury to give to his Massage College students. Maybe he'll give me a massage today. No big presents. My husband and I always do funny cards, although I did write this for him today.....