Hubby and I don't make much of a fuss over Valentines Day....even when we dated it has never much featured on our calendar. And this year was no different....for us. But for a little boy it certainly was a day unlike any other . Let me explain.....
I don't think that I've ever mentioned that my son attends an all boys school.....so his interaction with girls is rather limited. We have a few friends with daughters and then of course his sisters :)
Let me get to the point......ok......on Friday evening his school held a Valentine's picnic ......the school choir sang and they had some talented violinists playing....a really lovely evening.
That afternoon I went to pick my son up at school as normal....and when I got there I was rather annoyed at him as he had lost his school cap. The school has rather strict rules around uniform....and all boys *have* to wear their cap every day...along with Blazers.....no matter the weather! And as I'd just purchased the cap a month back I was ....needless to say....rather ticked off. So we walked back to the car with me scolding at him....and he blithely telling me he'll wear his old cap on Monday......
After putting his bag in the trunk of the car, he got into the car holding something blue in his hands and I thought " awwwww....I'm scolding him and he has gone and got his Mum something for valentines!" Not so!!! When I asked him what it was....he just looked at me calmly and said....oh....I bought this for Zara (Zara is a little girl that he was at nursery school with and I'm still friends with her mum -they were joining us that evening at the picnic). He then proceeded to tell me that he was starving - he had used all of his lunch money to buy her the gift ( normally the kids take a packed lunch, but on a Friday they are given money to buy lunch at the tuck shop). My heart just melted! He was so excited and pleased with himself.....he had chosen the scarf specially for her because it was the prettiest color and her favorite....and the chain was the same as the one he had! And now could I please stop at the shops to buy a gift bag to put his gifts into! How could I say no!!??! He was starving but first wanted to go and get the bag.....and please could I buy her a chocolate! So off we went and he chose the bag and chocolate and couldn't wait for the evening:)
|The chosen baggy.....|
It was so sweet!....After all the excitement he was just so shy to give it to her....
When they were about to leave from the picnic...he went over to her ...handed her the baggy...said "Happy Valentine's Day Zara" and then ran off to go play soccer with his friends!!! I just had to giggle after. My sweetie is going to be a good man to some lucky lady when he's all grown :)
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend....I certainly am :)