So the 14th is almost upon us again. The day for lovers …. St Valentine’s day. The Victoria Secret catalogues are coming in thick and fast, so why are the children at school making cards for it? It’s creepy.
When did it become a holiday for kids to make cards for everyone? I hate that commercialism has taken over and ruined it. Actually no, it’s not even the commercialism because sexy presents are fun.
So why are we involving children at all? Except for maybe the making of them… 🙂
Supplying gifts for the whole class, Valentine’s cupcakes, pencils, candy, goodie bags, Valentine’s day bake sales… it’s WEIRD. What about when it gets all political in the classroom, so and so didn’t get enough cards, the popular kids got them all, feelings get hurt and then we have to go and make everyone feel special. As if teachers don’t have enough to do without navigating that. I have a problem with it. St Valentine’s day is a day for romantic love, for lovers, and Lovers are adults, or should be. Romantic love should be revered by those who have it, marriages should be celebrated on that day, lovers should celebrate each other, spend time, go out on dates and be together. In my mind it’s not children making their parents cards and cards for their friends and teachers and making it a ‘friend’ holiday, that’s just odd.
It’s probably me and I’m sure it’s all been done for so long that it’s just accepted here in American culture but it’s still weird. I know, I know, I’m being a Valentine’s grinch but I really find it creepy. I just do.
Am I being weird?