Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WE'RE ON APPROACH

Do children still exchange Valentine's Day cards at school and do they count their cards to determine who is the most popular in the class? That was what happened in my day and it really should have been a criminal offense. (Needless to say, I didn't receive the most cards.)

Valentine's Day is next week. It is a mixed bag of tricks. Most people, and quite possibly more women than men, have expectations for that day. Isn't that strange? And will it ever be all that we want it to be?

Is it really about sharing the love or is it about bragging rights? Will you receive candy and flowers or will you give someone a gift? Do you send and receive Valentine's Day cards? Or, do you pull the covers over you head and just hope the day will pass without anyone asking your "plans for Valentine's Day"?

Or do you quietly celebrate love that day with your partner or your family members or your close friends and consider that a bountiful day?

14 comments:

  1. Well - I have been unlucky in love, but I don't begrudge the happiness of others. I am sending a Valentine card to my mother and probably will make brownies for the crew at work.

    Golly - when I worked at my corporate job, it was roses city there. One year I got flowers from a secret admirer (never did know who that was) - it was kind of a little thrill to be called to the guard's desk to pick up my flowers. :)

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  2. Lynn -- I was single head-of-household for 26 years. It was always difficult for me to watch the flowers and candy pouring into the workplace with nothing for me. Your attitude is much better because you will concentrate on giving rather than receiving. I should have baked brownies for my co-workers -- especially since I couldn't cook. LOL

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  3. Yes, I remember the time of valentine card exchange...not sure what the kids do these days...probably text:)

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  4. When I was a little girl Valentine's Day meant anonymous cards...from secret admirers. By the time my kids were in school everyone in the class had to get a valentine so that changed the concept totally.

    I've never been one for Valentine's Day and my hubby and I always do little unexpected surprise things throughout the year. Sometimes an ordinary Tuesday afternoon turns into something really special :)

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  5. Changes in the wind -- Today they probably just post a greeting on Facebook.

    Talon -- That is the fun in our marriage because Ron gives gifts all year round and doesn't get caught up in any single holiday or special occasion. I must say I am beginnng to wonder what part I play in this marriage. I am indeed a "kept woman".

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  6. I send out a great many Valentines cards, including my mother and kids.

    I'm not bothered if I receive anything.

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  7. I just send a little Valentine to all of my Grandchildren with a couple of dollars inside.

    Then I sign it from your "Secret Admirer" and see who sends me a thank you note..

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  8. LL Cool Joe -- Somehow I knew that about your.

    Nancy -- How could you get thank you notes if you didnt sign the cards? I guess grandchildren know who their biggest admirer is -- GRANDMA!

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  9. They are exchanging them in my grandson's room - but they have to give one to everyone- which I think is nice.

    Love,
    sandie

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  10. Happy Valentine, dear friend. Let's all be children again.

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  11. I send Valentines to my siblings, like I do for other Hallmark holidays, because I like sending cards. But Mr. RK and I go out on the 13th of each month because the 13th is our anniversary, so we are spared the crowds.

    When I was single, I hated Valentine's Day. It was like Hallmark & Co. were saying, "You suck if someone doesn't buy you flowers or chocolate!"

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  12. yes they sure do still exchange them, but luckily for my little ones pre school class they don't count them!!! LOL

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  13. When my girls were growing up, their private Catholic school provided a list of all the students in the class and Valentines were sent to every child or to none.

    No favorites were allowed.

    My girls would come home with a bag of cards and/or candy from everyone in the class and no one had hurt feelings.

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  14. I hit publish before I answered the rest of your post:

    Mr. Cube and I will be celebrating our 31st Valentine's day this February. We've been there, done that. Nowadays we keep it low key. A nice dinner. A card with a heartfelt sentiment. No more running around throwing money at silly gifts we don't need.

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