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Opting out

Posted Mar 13 2009 8:58am

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.”


Nuff Said!!! 



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