I can still remember my disappointment in 3rd grade when Linda Perfecthair brought big handmade decorated valentine cards to give to all her friends and recycled store-bought cards for everyone else. Linda’s friends (Sally Cutedress, Suzie Perkynose, and Babette Giggleface) were all delighted. The rest of us felt like losers.
Ever since then, I’ve approached the holiday with Charlie Brown worthy angst and dread.
As a mom, it isn’t any better. [Read more…]