2.14.2008

My Funny Valentines...

Valentine's day is funny. Not ha-ha funny, although sometimes maybe, but amusing. Growing up, of course, there were the school parties. We'd make our Valentine's "mail bags" out of white paper bags and decorate them with cut-out hearts & drawings. Then, you'd tape it onto the end of your desk. The day arrived- you had to have a valentine for every kid in your class. Whoever Johnny cutesy was you had to think long and hard for his valentine, right? I choo-choo-chooose you, Valentine. I was always a fan of the kids who brought the mini boxes of nerds for everyone- SCORE! Sugar rush in one gulp.

Anywhoos, then there were the junior high/high school years. My dad was my consistent valentine, always sending me flowers to school, such a sweet dad. In junior high, you could send a carnation to your friends & admirees for $1. White was for friendship, pink was for crush, and red was for loooove. Obviously, you worked out saweet deals with your gal pals to send you pink & red ones so that you'd look really adored.

Then in college, we had Single's Awareness Day (S.A.D.) instead of Valentine's Day- we'd get the girlfriends together to eat & tell funny stories & have a blast doing it. And, obviously, to make fun of couples celebrating Valentine's Day- HA! Who needs men?!

Now, here I am, snuggled up beside the best husband & best dog to ever exist. Adam is so thoughtful and loving, it's not like he has to do any damage control on Valentine's Day, but he's still a sweetie head and brings me flowers. Good guy, that one. I hope you're having a happy stinkin' Valentine's day.

3 comments:

Sketch said...

"Damage control" I always liked that term, Sound so nautical... Like something that might be said in heat of battle on a battelship. Vivid images..

Deb said...

ahhh, that Adam is a keeper!! We didn't do the carnations at the Jr. High this year. I don't think we did it last year either. Just too much comfusion I guess. We are too serious these days. There are a lot of fun things that are no longer... it makes me sad.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

My hubby left blue sticky notes all over my kitchen appliances and pantry stating "Happy V-day, I love you"..........that was pretty cool. Everytime I opened a fridge door or went to make coffee I had a note.