Thursday, February 13, 2014

Simple Valentines Day

Do you remember Valentines Day when you were a kid?

Working at a pre-school right now, we've been talking a lot about Valentines Day and how we're having a big party for it tomorrow. It makes me reminisce about when I was in elementary school and having class Valentines Day parties.

Going to the store with my mom to pick out what box of Valentines I would give to my classmates and decorating our mailboxes or bags in class. It was always a lot of fun.

Did you ever make a huge deal about who would get which Valentine? I totally did. My teacher was always obvious because the box gave you a specific teacher card ... usually. Everyone else was always a challenge.

First there was the card for your best friend at the moment. They obviously needed one which was awesome and cool and the best card ever to show you really were BFFs.

Then you would pick out the card for him. Yup. The crush. It had to be perfect. It had to be way cooler than the other cards you would give to the rest of the boys in class, but it couldn't be too mushy or something because then OBVIOUSLY he would figure out you had a crush on him and that just COULD NOT HAPPEN EVER.

As Ron Weasley would say "You never tell a girl you like her. It makes you look like an idiot."

Or in my case, a boy.

Also, if any of you can find me GIF of Ron saying that quote from A Very Potter Musical, you will be my best friend forever. I couldn't find one anywhere.


Then you would get to school and everyone would hand out the cards and you would love to see which ones you got and be all mad if someone else got the same box of cards as you.

Good times. Good times.

It was a simpler time when we were all innocent (for the most part) and life wasn't as complicated. In a way, I'm actually really excited for the pre-school party tomorrow.

But that also might be because of chocolate and parents are running it, so basically we teachers just get to sit back and enjoy.

What are your favorite Valentines Day memories from when you were younger?


  1. I can totally relate to the excitement of buying the box of valentines for the class. I spent so much time figuring out who should get which card. The best part was coming home and seeing which cards everyone gave you...and the candy...Halloween, epic sized candy amounts, lol. One of my favorite valentines memories was my first year teaching. One of my kids have me a beautiful orchid (I had never gotten one before). I was so touched by the gift, and it lived for a long time!

    1. I got flowers today too!!!!! They're so pretty!

  2. My one and only memory of Valentine's Day as a kid is from the year I was in grade 1. Because my school (this was in Canada) had a lip syncing competition. And because this was 1990, every second group did Like a Prayer. It was magical, if slightly inappropriate for small children to be lip syncing to...

    1. That sounds completely innapropriate and fantastic at the same time. Gotta love the early 90s.

  3. It was so fun to exchange the little cards with everyone and of course ALL THE TREATS!!!

  4. I still give cheesy valentines to my co-workers like in school, I love them!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I love it! We had our little party with the preschool kids yesterday and it was so much fun!


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