Today’s post is by Awesome Chick, my 8-year-old daughter. I’ve asked her to speak on the topic of Valentine’s Day.
Me: Tell me about Valentine’s Day.
AC: I think it’s a holiday, one of the two holidays every year, where kids get to eat candy and parents can’t yell at them. I like it because of the candy, but also because of the parties.
Me: Tell me what you think Valentine’s Day was like when I was your age.
AC: Same thing.
Me: What about the Valentine cards?
AC: Same thing.
Me: Well, you got me there. Who’s on your cards this year?
AC: Muppets. Miss Piggy, Kermit, Animal, the bear dude – I can’t remember his name – I think it’s Fuzzy. And there’s that doctor with the really really long name. He looks weird with glasses and no eyes. Also that shrimp dude. And then there’s that Gonzo dude with the hooked nose who thinks he’s an alien on that one movie.
Me: Yeah, nothing changed there. I loved the Muppets, too. How do adults celebrate Valentine’s Day?
I’m switching interview subjects now because AC got bored and left. I’m now interviewing Lily, my 6-year-old.
Me: What would be the perfect Valentine’s Day for you?
L: If I woke up and got a dog and got a lot of Valentines from my family who lives far away, my family here, friends. Some would be Hello Kitty with Hello Kitty lollipops. I’d eat 10 pancakes shaped like hearts with smiley faces on them, and whipped cream, butter, and also don’t forget the syrup. At school, we’d have a Valentine party all day long. I would bring my dog to school. It’s a golden retriever…no, wait, go back…it’s a Dalmatian named Lucky and it would have a rainbow collar with a little heart on it. We’d eat ice cream for lunch. Chocolate ice cream. After school, I would have my own Valentine’s party with all my friends all night long. I’d eat dinner with my friends and I would eat steak and strawberries and for dessert, ice cream.
Me: How do you think Daddy and I should celebrate Valentine’s Day?
L: You would come with me, but Daddy would stay at work and have a Valentine’s party there. And then you would celebrate with me and my class and have a great time.
So there you have it. I’m destined to spend my Valentine’s Day with a sugared-up class of kindergarteners.