My son opted out of Valentine’s Day at school. For one week we asked him if he wanted to shop for Valentines to give and he said “No thanks.”
I kept mum (which is very-very hard for me) and let him go to school on Friday without any and I waited to hear what happened.
I waited until Saturday when I couldn’t take it anymore and I asked him, “So did all the other kids give Valentine’s?”
“Yup,” he said.
I waited for more...There was no more so I asked, “And how did you feel about not giving out any Valentines?”
He answered,”It was the first Valentine’s Day party I enjoyed. You finally let me do what I wanted and I chose not to perpetuate (he really used that word) food in the classroom. I’ve never been happier.”