Monday, February 13, 2017
It's the end of another era. Tomorrow Neve has her last class Valentines Day party. At least I assume it's the last; I don't remember the other kids doing it in grade 7. That's kind of sad because her and I love coming up with fun valentine ideas. However, I don't miss those early years when the kids were still learning to print and writing the "to" and "from" names on the valentines was a punishment. We'd start in January sometimes and write a few each day. That's when you really appreciate small class sizes. My heart would drop when I'd hear of a new kid coming. Some parents were smart and just wrote the names themselves. That horrified me at the time and I admit I did think a tiny bit less of them, but they had the last laugh. They saved themselves a lot of stress and frustration and after a few weeks, I couldn't have told you which parents did it. And if my memory serves me correctly, I never received one award for making my kids do it themselves. I should have though.