I was so excited.
I had pinned a few ideas for mailboxes for him. I had all the supplies needed to make any kind of box he wanted. My creative juices were flowing.
But I forgot "the game" was on.
What I thought in my head would be like when I was little...sitting at the table with my mom, finding the perfect valentine to give to each classmate. I remember picking out the lovey-dovey ones to give to the boys that I liked and making sure the perfect matches were made for my friends. The mailbox was a big deal too. My dad would get involved in the planning and it always ended up being something way beyond my creative mind at the time. (thanks mom and dad)
I loved Valentines Day class parties. My mom would always get heart shaped cookies and have each kids name wrote on these huge cookies.
I have really fond memories of the Valentines Days for my childhood.
But maybe Valentines Day is just a girl thing....
Because my son was not interested. At all.
KU was playing and they've been on a three game losing streak and were playing K-State and it was all a very big deal.
Don't get me wrong...I love KU Basketball as much as the next person. But it was time to get into Valentines Day mode.
I could barely make him pay attention enough to write him name. Let alone look over everything I pinned for him.
I was excited for my son to be able to pick out the perfect Valentine for the girl in his class that he's got a crush on. But...nope...they don't even write names on them anymore! Just who the card is from. Teachers said it takes too long the other way.
This makes me a little sad.
---Yes, I know, I'm making this all about me.---
But all was not lost. He finished writing his Valentines and ended up with a pretty cool looking mail box after all.
Of course, his box is all about basketball...but I loved that he loves it.
My big surprise of the night?
No, not that K-State lost....that was a given.
It was that my son asked if he could get his friend, Maddy, a flower for Valentines Day.
Melt My Heart!
He might be a romantic after all!
As long as no basketball games are playing.
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