Personally, I can’t get into Valentine’s Day. I remember feeling that it was important for one year in high school and then after that I lost interest — I’m pretty sure that any Romantic Overtures are discounted when the couple exchanges wish lists prior to the holiday. That was the year I got the Anne of Green Gables movie (on VHS!) and I gave Todd a set of wrenches. It was a nice set of wrenches, but still. After that infamous gift exchange 14 years ago, we called it quits on acknowledging the holiday.
And since Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a Romantic
Cash Grab Holiday, I find it even more ridiculous to shower the kids with hearts and chocolate and whatever else goes along with the day. Perhaps picking up on my disinterest, Adam is far more excited that today marks his half-birthday and he would like the entire world to know that he is now Six-and-a-Half Years Old and that he will Happily Accept Cupcakes and Good Wishes.
Despite my lack of interest in paper hearts and glitter, I was content to go along with helping Adam make Valentines for his classmates. I found a brilliant idea on Pinterest (really, where else?) and set to work. Adam and I then spent an hour on Sunday afternoon assembling and addressing his cards.
Initially Adam was rather apprehensive about having his face plastered on the cards but they were a hit with his friends who loved the moustache.
So, Happy Valentine’s Day to all who are celebrating and for those who aren’t (like me!), just enjoy the cuteness that is moustachioed Adam!