Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fragments: Valentine's Edition

Cupid threw up on my desk yesterday.


There should be text on this picture. I'm not sure where it went.


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Speaking of which, I wonder what it says about society that many of my parents will say they don't have the money to pay for field trips or buy school supplies, but send in a box of chocolate for each child in the class... Not the little paper Valentines of my youth, but ENTIRE BOXES OF CHOCOLATE! *Jumps off soapbox*


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I made my children a  heart-shaped pizza for dinner. With basketball and gymnastics, there wasn't much time for festivities. I'm totally okay with that.


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I gave my own children two candy hearts.  What do you think it says about MY parenting that when they came down in the morning and saw them sitting at THEIR chairs on Valentine's Day, they still weren't sure the candy was for them and then they weren't sure where it came from!
Mommy's Idea

20 comments:

Karen and Gerard said...

Guess you surprised them, huh? I like that heart-shaped pizza idea.

Angelwithatwist said...

Gene bought me a 4 pack of Starbucks Frappucino.. I took him a box of chocolates and a Dr. Pepper at work yesterday.

The Dose of Reality said...

WOW! Your desk is like my dream! ;) I love candy, especially of the Valentine variety! :)

Blond Duck said...

Ha! That's like the people who say that they don't have time to workout and watch 3 hours of TV at night!

Diane said...

I put the boys each a box a chocolate and a card beside their breakfast plates yesterday. Dracen noticed his right away but was finished by the time Devin came it. He never even saw his. I asked if he saw his Valentine and he said, "Huh?' Whut Valentine?" Sigh.

Andrea B. said...

I'll take the leftovers!!

Hope you and LB had a good V-Day! xo

Keetha Broyles said...

When I was teaching we used to have "Teacher Appreciation Week" and nearly ALL the students brought delightful treats to the teacher.

It was "da bomb"

bill lisleman said...

soapbox - I guess they expect certain things to be covered but not Valentine's Day. Simple is better IMHO.
Homemade pizza is better than chocolates.

ChiTown Girl said...

What is says is that you're an AWESOME MOM!!

Glad your Valentine's Day was so sweet.

Nessa said...

We didn't do heart-shaped anything, so at least you celebrated a little :)

Laurie Matherne said...

Almost every kid I know would choose homemade pizza over chocolate. You're a great mom.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day!!

I don't get it. Why do parents buy such stuff?

Babes Mami said...

I found small boxes of chocolate for a dollar but I'm guessing that's not what you are talking about!

Mimi B said...

Don't you love puked Valentine's? I love the idea of heart shaped foods for Valentine's Day!!

Ugochi said...

A heart shaped Pizza is thoughtful, images last in children's minds, I am sure they will remember it with smiles.

Tettelestai said...

That's funny! "Where did the chocolate come from??"

Oh I know it, right? I can't afford to help with school supplies, as I show up with manicured fake nails that must be maintained every couple weeks and leveled/dyed hair that also runs me $75 every 6 weeks"

Heather Smith said...

I sent in valentines day cards with my kindergarten son... he came home with 'loot'.. guess we'll have to step it up next year... not... still going to send in paper cards

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I love the idea of a heart shaped pizza! And I 100% agree with your observation about the parents who send in the over the top chocolates!

Heather said...

When I was teaching I would have children tell me stories all the time about having their power turned off and then in the very next breath talk about the new video game they just got. Soooo frustrating.

The heart shaped pizza is so cute!

Frugal in WV said...

I made a heart shaped pizza last year. One of the pizza places in our area also does heart shaped pizzas on valentines and they are fun :) I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!