I'm sure glad I had my little No Valentine's Pitty Party last week. Today one of the mom's at school (to ensure full discloser I have to mention that I do not like this mom. There is something about here that grates on my last nerve. Actually a few somethings, one of which is her voice. It is loud and also rude.) Back to that mom, today she asked her friend if the kids were supposed to decorate shoes boxes for the valentines. Her friend said, I don't know.
Thinking I would be helpful, I said (with a kind smile,) "They are not having a Valentine Party."
The mom said "What? I have NEVER heard that!" So I said, "Yes, that is what Ms. Y said, they won't be having a Valentine party, but my daughter is going to bring a little valentine that she made for her teacher."
The mom said a few more times in her nails-on-the-chalkboard-voice "I have NEVER heard a teacher say that. I can't believe it." etc.
It was so tacky. And embarrassing.
Good thing I would never do anything like that.
I'm glad I had a week to get over my own shock, because now I agree with Ms. Y and think a big fat messy Valentine's Party would be over doing it. Instead they will be cutting out hearts and using them to add with for math. And they will be writing on heart shaped paper. And they will have a full day of learning and no extra sugar, then they can go home and be loved all over by the people who love them the most!