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Valentines on the Road
Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 from Kansas City, Missouri
Posted: Feb 15, 2007 | 396 words | 2 Comments
In my car I have a box of Care Bear valentines that I bought and intended to mail out and give to people on the road as well. Well they’re still there and unopened and it’s now the 15th, but I’d be stoked if I got a valentine card when it wasn’t even Valentine’s Day. I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day and I can’t let it slip away without making a few comments on it. What’s better than a day devoted to love and chocolate? Or, maybe the love of chocolate, maybe that’s what it’s really about.
My love for V-Day started as far back as my memory goes. On the morning of Valentine’s day I would wake up and head to the dining room for my daily bowl of cereal.* On the table would be a card for me with a cupcake paper full of those candy hearts with the sayings on them. It was the best. And how cool was it to give and receive the dozens of cool valentines: cars, animals, cartoons, etc. And the cupcakes at school!
So that brings me to here in Kansas City. There is one sad note on V-Day this year. Poor little Brenden. At his school students are no longer allowed to bring homemade goodies for school parties, they have to be purchased from the store. How sad, quite devastating really. What about bake sales? The coolest part for Brenden (even though school was canceled the last two days so he has to wait until the 15th) is his valentines box. Him and his dad built a robot that’s a couple feet tall and when you open the mouth to drop in the valentine his eyes and heart light up. Cool! It was great to see everyone in the family get a gift and David and Stacy headed out to a nice dinner. Great stuff. They are phenomenal parents by the way.
So there are a few thoughts, at least so I can catch up with mine as well. I’ll get these ones out of the way so there is room in my brain for all the other ones. I think it’s time for some sleep.
*Speaking of cereal I just tried Kellogg’s Eggos cereal a couple days ago, that stuff is amazing! All it takes is some good cereal like that to stay a kid at heart.
Comment by mom
From Baraga, MI
That IS sad, not to be able to bake at home for kids school parties - with my love of baking, I couldn't have handled that! Of course this week with both your birthdays and then Valentine's Day, I had quadruple the baking in a short time period - but I loved it!! Tell me why.....danger of food allergies or something more sinister?
Comment by Bugsy
From Topeka, KS
Yeah, they said because of things like allergies and child safety. I don't know it seems ridiculous, everyone is paranoid about EVERYTHING if it comes down to something like that.