Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day Eve

A long time ago, in a land three hours away, there was a wide-eyed little girl named Leila, who loved nothing more than Valentine’s Day. Heart shaped chocolates and Scooby Doo valentines filled her dreams…

Little did her classmates know, each valentine she signed was carefully selected, and addressed with utmost care. On the eve of the exchange, Leila could hardly breathe, ready to give, and to receive …

But then one day, little Leila grew up and pulled the pink barrettes from her hair. Took a look outside and realized, Valentine’s Day was clearly for schmucks!

Well, more truthfully, Leila grew up and became an agoraphobe who realized forty five percent of the population was out having a good time, and she’d be better off at home.

Oh, how I miss my childhood. Especially all the Valentine’s Day Eves, when I sat at the kitchen table ‘til the wee hours of the morning plowing through boxes of valentines, trying to get my signature just right.

3 comments:

tournesol said...

I loved Valentine' as a kid too, then HATED it in Junior High. I remember they did this thing where you could buy 1 carnation for your Valentine, then to make it extra excruciating the flowers would "arrive" every period and the teachers would read the names of the recipients aloud before class so they could go retrieve their flowers. The more popular girls would have armloads(handfuls) by the end of the day from boys, and those who were slow developing in Junior high had none
:(

Jenni said...

Im right there with you. I miss my childhoold days alot. My kids had valentines day parties and I got to fill out my 4 yr olds. and My 10 year old has to be sure he doesnt give one thats to mushy to a girl lol hes so funny. He says why cant they make all of them for boys and no love messages lol I better enjoy that while I can lol pretty soon he will be girl crazy!!! But I understand completly. I would love to be back where I had no worries!!! Have a good day! :)

Barbora said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Leila V.