I SPY: La La Land

Feb 14, 2017

What are your thoughts on raising kids?  Keeping it real so they know what to expect when they start adulting?  Or let them live in la la land, where everything is sweet and rosey because they're only kids?

Guess how old he was then?  2 years old!  That was his first year celebrating Valentines Day in school. Every year since then he has been spoilt by this Hallmark day.  Every kid in the class exchanges Valentines cards and gifts, and he ends up coming home with a bag of a lot of love.  Sweet!

Thank you to all the Martha Stewart mothers for all your efforts in making my babies Valentines Day special!  I know how much effort and time goes into these projects.  I've been doing it for ten years.  But this year I got my lil' guy to do it by himself.

Now he understands the struggle!  HA.  But in adult life I seriously hope he's not making or receiving 24 Valentines Day cards!  Not even adult life…come Middle School (6th Grade) they stop celebrating Valentines Day in class.  My oldest son isn't bothered by it at all.  He actually said it's 'refreshing' he doesn't have anybody special this year to send love to.  HA.  How unromantic!

But I'll be interested to know how my lil' guy deals with the rude awakening that not everybody loves you and sends you greeting cards.  After all he is naturally more calculative and sensitive.  I hope it doesn't break his heart!

Which brings me back to my original question.  Is it necessary to coddle our kids so much?  Everything these days is fair in school.  Even in sports everyone gets a medal.  But that's not how real life works.  Life isn't fair!  Is it?  So why fool them and break their hearts later on in life, when from the beginning we can educate the real way?  Food for thought.

P.S.  Happy Valentines Day!

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