February 06, 2006

Be My Valentine

At Hippie German School, the kids have to make the valentines they give out. No pieces of pre-printed paper with Spiderman or Hello Kitty allowed. No candy either.

Last Friday The Boy and I got busy working on his valentines. We got out a heart shaped stencil, traced the hearts on sheets of card stock and then he started drawing a picture in each heart for each child. Not something specifically for any one person, but a different picture in each.

For all that he's the ladies' man and perfectly happy making sweet little hearts with pink flowers, hearts and rainbows for the girls, he was most excited about the valentines he planned to draw for the boys in his class -- until I told him he couldn't do any heads on pikes, skeletons or explosions. We compromised and the boys will be getting valentines with things like dragons, Vikings, pirate ships, knights, and I think a haunted tree or two. His uncle will be getting the valentine with a row of heads on pikes.

Note to self: Must stop reading to The Boy about Cromwell.


Does he plan on making a special valentine's card for Miss "Thang", the one who makes him fall off the bench? I'm guessing the teachers probably just have them bring in two piles, cards for boys and for girls. It's just as well, as that would defuse any "mean" cards that some kids would target for those they don't like.

Posted by: MarcV at February 6, 2006 11:13 AM

He's not supposed to make a special card for any body, but it wouldn't surprise me if one of the ones he wrote "I love you." on winds up in a certain cute little girl's envelope.

Posted by: Jordana at February 6, 2006 11:28 AM

Dare I ask which uncle?
Because I find one potential candidate to be a very funny and somewhat apropo situation.

Posted by: blair at February 6, 2006 01:07 PM

Not that one, Blair. One of the uncles on the other side and The Boy have a very special relationship. They like to draw cartoons of themselves flushing the other down the toilet and things of that ilk. One of the heads might easily wind up getting labelled with the uncle's name before it gets sent, knowing how these things go.

Posted by: Jordana at February 6, 2006 02:09 PM

Tee hee. It's hard to be a boy's boy at a hippie German school.

Posted by: Lenise at February 6, 2006 08:03 PM

My boys have an uncle like that -- Dr Weevil.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at February 6, 2006 08:19 PM

Well, should he ever draw a picture of the other uncle with their head on a post, I might be interested in purchasing it. Joke, sort of, we are friends after all.
Lovely, though that uncle, the one with the flushing toilet pictures, sounds like a fabulous uncle!

Posted by: blair at February 7, 2006 07:40 AM

For some light reading, may I suggest this for the boy? I couldn't, unfortunately, find any more gruesome description of the Martyrdom, but I thought he might appreciate what explanation there is. His beheading card might actually be more in keeping with the patron saint of the day.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 7, 2006 08:08 AM