Happy Valentine's Day!
I just came back from my son's school Valentine party. I knew it was going to be crazy when I stepped out of my car and a bunch of kids on the playground yelled, "Hi, Mrs. Ellis!"
My job at the party was to help the kids make frames for their cute little Valentine pictures. They were supposed to decorate the frames with stickers. But they were more interested in decorating me. A bunch of little boys attached heart stickers to my nose, my forehead, and my cheeks.
"We love you, Mrs. Ellis!" they said.
Then there was my boy. He was like cling wrap. "Mama, I want to hug and kiss you!"
"Fine. One hug. One kiss," I said.
But that didn't seem to be enough.
"Can I come home with you?" he asked.
I guess he loves me!
Here's another funny story: My husband had given me a Valentine's Day card. It was really sweet. I set it down next to the flowers and went about my business.
My son picked it up and started reading. "Daddy says you're cute, and smart, and..."
He stopped with a big grin on his face. "I'm not allowed to say this word, but Daddy says you're the "S" word!"