Valentine's Day in the three year old room!
Today, John and I will be descending on Sprite's daycare for an afternoon party of sweets, treats, and kids who can't stay in their seats. Once the last cookie has been fought over, the parents are expected to actually take the sugar coated crazies home since the teachers KNOW the kiddies will freak when Mom and Dad try to leave them there when SURELY they want nothing more than to watch Junior slide down the jungle gym and applaud gravity EVERY SINGE TIME.
Of course, as part of the festivities, the little ones are expected to exchange Valentines and the teachers made it very clear that there are 26 children in the class and it's all or none. And they must all be addressed as "my friend". I think the reason behind that is all the inventive spelling some parents have adopted for names like Jaxn or Fharriee. (I believe the "F" is silent.) (John and I went the easy route. We just let people think we named our daughter after a soft drink, but at least they can spell it.)
Well, after the first ten cards were done, I was getting a little tired. And a little punch drunk. (Way too much punch on a Wednesday night.) So I started asking Sprite about some of the kids in her class and was inspired to write a new version of "my friend".
Yeah, that's what they're SUPPOSED to look like.
There's one in every class. I believe there's three in hers.
The name changes on a daily basis.
Sorry for the crappy writing and point and shoot quality, but it says, "To the kid who pushed me on the playground but I still have to give a card to since we have to be fair at school even though you're a jerk." We were thisclose to needing to add that little -> so Sprite could get all her feelings out, but decided to keep it simple.
Hey, at least she asked.
She seems to be well and good on the taking portion of sharing, but when it comes to giving? I'd say we're working on it, but that statement would mean that two of us are involved and that's frankly not so.
I think this kid is her hero, which inspired me to write my own card:
I highly doubt he'll listen, but I feel better...
Have a happy Valentine's Day everyone!
And back by popular request:
The Recessionist's Valentine
(Originally published February 14, 2009)
I love you with all half my heart.
I want to fly you to Paris Detroit.
Let's get married be Facebook friends.
I will take you to a romantic dinner at Chez Alfred McDonald's where you can order anything off the menu Dollar menu.
Please accept this box of one chocolates.
I scoured the aisles clearance bin of Hallmark Dollar General to find the perfect card which captured all of my some of my feelings for you.
Tonight, just you and I and the kids will go to a late show rewatch Wall-E so we can be alone hear the same soundtrack over and over.
Nothing says love like the finest truffles mushrooms I could buy find in the woods.
Next year, we will take a world cruise loop around the lake in the biggest luxury liner your brother's john boat.
Since nothing says I love you like jewelry, and I wanted you to have the best most affordable, so I went to Jared's Jimmy's garage.
Tomorrow, I will treat you to breakfast in bed while taking care of our child so you can indulge in a little more quiet rest I will most likely ask you to get up with the kid since she can't understand dark means no wakey.
But, tonight? Tonight is ours your turn to go in if the kid cries.
So, Happy Valentine's Day. Let's celebrate do our taxes.
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Next week's Spin Assignment: "...And I can't live without it!"
A little confusing, right? Just think about it. What can you not live without? Is there a product you use that makes your life just so much easier? Sell us on it! Be it a soap scum remover, the best damn frying pan in the world, a mandolin that makes slicing potatoes and other vegetables such a breeze, you may go a little overboard and slice TOO MANY spuds and then have to find alternate uses for them such as eyelid de-puffers? (The jury is still out on that one. John claims there's no difference and it makes my face smell like a french fry.) What do you use to speed up your routine, clean, organize, whatever that you just want to tell the world about?
Did you get rid of your dishpan hands and have Palmolive to thank for it? Go ahead! Maybe you found an all natural dust catcher that eliminates the need for vacuuming. (Hm, you may want to submit your application for a patent first, but then Spin it up!)
Advertise it here! How creative can you get?
See you next week on the Spin Cycle!