Valentine Love

I opened Merrick’s lunch box the other day and found a dollar bill. I did what any parent would do and put it in my pocket, it probably came from my purse anyway. Later that evening he opened his box and saw the dollar was missing so he says, “Where’s my dollar!” I pulled it out of my pocket and he snatched it and explained to me the money is for a friend who wants to buy a tootsie pop valentine. The school is selling valentines as a fundraiser. Personally I think a dollar is pretty steep for a heart cutout and a tootsi pop! Anyway, I saw through the ‘friend’ crap immediately. My mind quickly scanned his friends and like a slot machine rolling through matches I landed on the million dollar prize!! “Are you going to buy a valentine for Parker?” His face turned as red as an apple!!! I started clapping my hands and jumping up and down. EEEEEEEEEEEE!!

“MOM!!!” He yells, totally annoyed at my enthusiasm. He asks me what he should write on the Valentine and I tell him my idea about a secret admirer and he says “I was thinking about writing ‘I’m ready’”

Scott and my eyes bulged out of our sockets! “WHAT!?! NO! Ready for what” I said a little too loud. His response was, “To dance, you know!! Not to kiss her!!”

Ohhhh, I get it. Merrick and Parker love playing Dance Revolution on the Wii. He was thinking of challenging her to a dance off but my mind was in the gutter and hopefully about 15 years into the future.

I quickly texted Parker’s Mom and filled her in. We had a good laugh. She thought she had to keep an eye out for her two high school girls but it turns out she needs to keep watch over her 2nd grader!


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