Monday, February 11, 2013

First Valentine


Well, the boyfriend game has officially started for my daughter.  She's 9 (fourth grade) and a little boy gave her a teddy bear and Valentine's card this past Friday, with the card asking her to the school dance that evening.  The little boy is shy and all he did at the dance was run up to her and tap her on the shoulder, grin at her, then run off.  How cute is that?!  He's a year younger than her but in the same grade, which is impressive considering that she's already one of the youngest in her class.  She said he skipped a grade because he is super smart.  I like this kid already.

How simple it is at that age.  A friend asked me the other day if my husband and I have plans.  I was all "Not really, I'm too pragmatic for my own good.  Flowers are more expensive on Valentine's Day and chocolate is the last thing I need, so we don't really do anything"  (I didn't ask her if she and her husband have plans because I'm a terrible conversationalist.  The worst, really).  So I guess for me, Valentine's Day is still as simple as it is for my daughter.  I took myself for a pedicure (a splurge for me) and told my husband that I expect a card professing his undying love, and I'm good.  It's less stress for both of us.  

I was going to segue into a rant about Rihanna getting back together with the man who beat the sh*t out of her, but I haven't been able to read any articles about it (my company server blocks all the cool stuff).  I'd like to have my facts straight before I start bashing someone's poor judgement.


Happy Traffic Survival Day (more commonly known as Monday)

-Amanda the SUB

7 comments:

  1. LOL. Brian and I go out to dinner because we're still in that "new" phase, in which people ask what he did and if I say nothing, they'd be all, "Really?" And I'd be all yeah, so. And they'd be like "So...Really?" And Brian would feel bad. So we eat dinner. And I put makeup on. And leave the house with real pants on. That's about as romantic as it gets.

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    1. Yes, it reflects poorly on the man, up until you're married. Once you're married, people consider it a happy surprise if the man does anything at all. BTW, I'm totally jealous that leaving the house with real pants on is out of the ordinary for you. SO JEALOUS.

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  2. Is it weird that I'm a teensy bit jealous of your 9 year old because no boys liked me until college?

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  3. A family restaurant near to us has an awesome special on Thursdays. My hubby asked me if I wanted to go there or to a romantic restaurant I chose the yummy special.

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    1. That does sound romantic! We usually avoid restaurants on Valentine's because I get claustrophobic in crowds and have no patience for waiting, but an intimate dinner at a family restaurant sounds nice.

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