Is it just me, or was there less of a Valentine's Day craze this year? I saw a few commercials and some sales papers, but the hype didn't seem as "out there."
One of the teachers in the other program in our building questioned whether or not we had policies in place for students receiving flowers, balloons, etc. at school. I don't think it was an issue at all, because I'm not sure any students GOT them. One of our students gave one of our girls a box of candy and a stuffed animal of some kind, but that was about all the gift exchanging I saw. No one brought cards, and none of the ingrates asked why the teachers didn't give them cookies or cupcakes or something. (I had thought about making some more cake pops, but I banished the thought as soon as I had it.)
I wrote a couple of years ago about the fact that Hubby and I don't feel it's necessary to celebrate Valentine's Day, and I don't even miss it. It seems a waste of a lot of money and often a lot of disappointment. One of my students told me yesterday that her parents had already exchanged their Valentine's Day gifts, and neither of them liked what the other one gave, so they were quarreling. See what I mean? Just a busted holiday altogether.
On the other hand, it's almost time for MLB pitchers and catchers to report for spring training.
Now THAT'S something to celebrate.