Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Flashback: Will You Be My Valentine?

The Man-Cub’s class celebrated Valentine’s Day yesterday and, apparently, fifth grade doesn’t really rock the Valentines celebration quite as hard as say, third grade because; my heart-shaped sugar cookie-baking skilz were not called into action. I’m trying really hard not to be sad about that since this is the Cub’s last year in elementary school and all but, I cannot tell a lie, sniff, sniff….I’M SO SAD.*

Despite his party being sans puffy heart-shaped sugar cookies, the Man-Cub had a good time. He handed out special Valentine Ring Pops and hauled in quite a few sappy missives as well as more than a couple of packets of Fun Dip and, honestly, I doubt he missed the cookies at all (TRAITOR!).

I can’t really blame him; when I was a kid, I loved school Valentines parties, too. I loved the sweet chalkiness of conversation hearts and the intense cherry flavor of heart shaped suckers; I took immense pleasure in running my tongue over BE MINE in frosted raised lettering and in chewing the stick into mush at the end while perusing my stack of hand-written love notes.

Plus, when else in life can you make a suitable mailbox using a stack of pink, red and white construction paper, a tub of paste and a Life cereal box?

Never, that is when.

I could wax nostalgic for Valentines past all day but, I need to run to the store to pick up something sweet for my current Valentines because, while I learned a lot in elementary school; I apparently never learned not to leave things to the last possible minute.

Here’s hoping there is at least one heart-shaped box of chocolates left on the shelf.

*In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that the bulk of my sadness may result from my recent decision to give up sweets, including puffy heart-shaped cookies drizzled with icing and sprinkled with candy confetti. Mmmm……candy confetti…arrrgggg...

1 comment:

  1. Funny how when you mentioned the "tub of paste" I could actually smell that old little tub of paste we used to use in elementary school. These kids these days have it so good with their fancy glue sticks and Fun Dip valentines!! :)