Friday, February 1, 2008

Gearing Up For Valentine's Day

JR and I worked on getting all his Valentine cards addressed for his classmates yesterday. I have a question for all the moms that have elementary aged kids...Do Valentines not come with envelopes anymore? When we were kids I remember addressing envelopes. We picked out a box of Transformer Valentines (of course) but they don't have envelopes with them...Is this the new thing? I would hate for JR to be the only kid in class envelope-less. JR was pretty excited about the whole Valentine process. He wanted to do all the boys in the class first, and he knew exactly which Transformer each person would want..."Timothy likes Bumblebee, Logan likes Deceptacon” I have no idea how he knows every Transformer's name. JR would write the kid's name on it and then his own...You should see a 4 year old try to fit "Samantha" and "Talmadge" in the tiny space provided for their name. Of course he ran out of room after the first 5 letters or so. After he had finished his part, I would ask him if he wanted me to write a message on it. For every boy in his class he wanted me to write, "I like you, you are my best friend." Now, when it came to the girls it was a little bit different. First he told me, "Mommy, the girls don't like Transformers, they like Barbies." So we put some Dora the Explorer stickers on the girl Valentines so the girls would like them better. He had a different message for all the girls. He wanted to tell Samantha, "You eat a jelly sandwich everyday, and you sit at the round table which is close to my square table." For Cadence he wanted to say, "I like sitting by you most of the time." And we can't forget about Miracle.... he wanted to tell her, "You like me!" Needless to say, I just wrote, "I like being your friend." for all the girls. He is so excited about giving out his Valentines; he already started asking this morning if it was Valentine's Day yet.

4 comments:

Granny said...

Typical JR - everybody's best friend. At least he isn't buying Barbie Valentines and having to edit them for the boys - pleasing the girls will become a priority later.

You can tell I am the Granny - I noticed there hasn't been any pictures since the 28th!!

Anonymous said...

No envelopes. It saves a tree or two. I agree with Sherry. Where are the pictures? Margaret

Anonymous said...

I like the Mike Huckabee sign. Mom

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jan and JR--two weeks until Valentine's Day and you are ready! JR had sweet things to say--so typical of him. and I love the new headline picture on your blog, (I was wondering when the babies would make the photo headline!) Lu