For the Sake of Charlie Brown
February 13th, 2012
This evening, Miss Mouse and I addressed her hand-made valentines. I had gotten a class list and was prepared to read out the names while she picked which valentine to give to which friend.
I was unprepared for her to immediately offer this comment — “I don’t want to give one to everyone. Just my friends.“
Ack! Where did this mean creature come from and where is my daughter?
I nipped that plan in the bud right away, of course. While I never suffered any Valentine’s Day trauma as a child (thank goodness), I think we’ve all seen the Charlie Brown special where the poor guy pathetically checks his mail box all day hoping for a valentine.
It’s soul-crushing just to watch a cartoon go through it, never mind the prospect of having your daughter perpetuate that kind of suffering!
She acquiesced without struggle though, and cheerfully assigned each of the 22 names on the list a valentine. Whew.