Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giving or Receiving: Which Is REALLY Better?

Audrey came home yesterday day with the pile of Valentine's Day swag pictured at left.

And?

The valentines that she'd made out for her teachers and classmates were still in her backpack, neatly tucked into the envelope that I had put them in yesterday morning.

Which begs the questions:  what was she doing exactly while all the other kids were passing out their stuff?  "Thanks for the heart-shaped box of Hershey Kisses.  Psych!  Nothin' for you, sucka!"

This was the first year that Audrey had actually filled out the To/From on her valentines too.  Of course, none of her recipients would care much about that...they'd only care that there was not a box of anything attached to said valentine.  What can I say?  Momma was busy this year.

We went with store-bought valentines because, even though she only has 6 classmates, I was not about to nag her to make homemade ones.  She did receive one beautiful homemade card from BFF Grace Anne.


The drawing on the left is clearly an artist rendering of Audrey singing into a microphone.  Clearly.  My guess for the right-hand drawing was a flying nun with a bad case of hyperthyroidism being called to her vocation by St. Margherita, the patron saint of pizza.  This apparently is not correct.  My text queries were passed along to Grace Anne last night, and she let us know (through her tears) that this was also meant to be a drawing of Audrey.  With a pizza over her head.

As it appears that we are celebrating one day late this year, by passing out the valentines that we should have done yesterday AND trolling for 1/2 price candy today, Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Audrey REALLY likes her pizza, eh? Even has other kids drawing pictures about it!
    I am surprised no one checked her bag. Even Katie's teacher still does that...ha. Kids can't be expected to remember crap. I could paste something to Katie's face and she'd still forget.

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  2. I didn't realize I was supposed to send candy or something with the Valentines, until my daughter came home with stuff.

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  3. That better be a GFCF pizza, Grace Anne!

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  4. What an awesome card frim Grace Anne.

    BTW, I would totally enter a nunnery if I couod worship St. Margarita!!

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  5. I just spent an hour crafting a fantastic comment and your stoopid blog ate it. Let's just say it was a lovely tribute to Grace Ann's armless, legless, noseless portrait of Audrey and to the greatest Saint of all time. Nuff said.

    Btw, receiving is definitely better.

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  6. Poor Grace Ann, you should never ever text a great artist in training............!! Great pizza though :) Jen

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  7. Audrey always makes my days a little brighter :)

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  8. Maybe Audrey was protesting Valentine's Day. ;)

    I find that Valentine's day stresses me out. Way too much sugar! I did the storebought valentines too this year....not enough energy for the home-made ones this time around.

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  9. I was happy that GA was willing to make Valentines for her friends, but she kind of forgot to have a Valentines Day theme (pizza, microphones? I think one kid got drawing of "Bubble Guppies" on his card?)
    It's a stretch, but I think a connection COULD be made...

    And how could she mis-spell AUDREY?! The poor kid is doomed to have my spelling disability.

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  10. I think Audrey had the right idea ;)

    Grace Ann is one talented and sweet little girl- Audrey has good taste in best friends :)

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  11. When did Audrey lose her arms and legs? Only hands and feet remain? Intersting....hmmmm.

    That really is sweet of Grace Ann though. Homemade cards are the best!

    You could just hand out the Valentines tomorrow. Just extends the holiday a little more.

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  12. I'll see your "store bought" Valentine's with our "printed from the computer" ones....didn't even have to leave the house. Booyah!

    Love the feet - reminiscent of those little oysters in Alice in Wonderland. :(

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  13. The only thing better than candy is half price candy! Score!

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  14. Audrey's valentine's were still in her backpack...that is so funny!!

    Our Kindergarten class put all their boxes around the rectangle rug on the floor. The students walked around and dropped their valentine's in each box. We had about four students out of twenty-four that just. didn't. get it :)

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  15. Crap! I didn't even think about the fact that there'd be half-price candy today! I love the BFF card. So sweet!!

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  16. Moe's teacher specifically said not to send candy, but fortunately for me lots of people did. I ate those chocolate hearts right up!

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  17. @Aimee: I think the red construction paper said all that needed to be said about the holiday. Seriously, she really thought about each kid when she made those cards. GA rules! And I owe her royalties for using her work in this post.

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  18. I was so pissed! I went to Target to get some half=priced candy. They have the NERVE to only discount it 30 percent!

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  19. OMG I was cracking up over the St. Margherita comment. That is too funny!

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  20. Love BFF's card! Its sweet! And by holding onto her cards, Audrey is keeping the love going one more day.

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  21. 1/2 priced candy is yummier and has fewer calories...

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