My Heart Isn’t In It
I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I admit there’s a piece of me that harbors hopes of being surprised with dozens of roses, a fancy dinner, and gobs of chocolate, but such fantasies aside, I could do without the holiday altogether. What little respect I can muster up for the big day is purely about romance. As for making it a children’s celebration, bah humbug. So I was a bit put off to receive class lists for all of my kid’s classrooms the other day with the expectation that each child would prepare Valentine’s cards for every child in the room.When you take into account my three kids, that’s more than 60 Valentine’s I’m being asked to provide – not to mention the one for my husband. I don’t want my kids to feel left out, so I’ll do it. But I’ll do it reluctantly. I find it to be an imposition and if that makes me a cupid-scrooge, so be it. President’s Day, on the other hand, now there’s a holiday I can embrace. A Monday off of work and off of school…makes perfect sense to me.