Valentine’s Day – Bah Bloody Humbug!
(Note: grumpy Brit post follows… 😉 )
I’ve already had it with Valentine’s Day and the ‘everybody gets a card’ nonsense at school and it’s only January. Is this ridiculousness happening in the UK, British chums?
I hope not.
I had a list from school that had all the kids’ names on and Harry has to give all of them a card, and if he wants to, he can add in candy and stickers. Well, I’m in charge and I don’t want to, thanks.
Ugh! This is a load of b*llocks, really it is.
a) Harry is not in training to be a Mormon and, although he is only six and currently not searching for a wife (or husband), as far as I am aware, I understand that polygamy is not legal in either Maryland or back in the UK. No need, therefore, to declare love for his entire Kindergarten class.
b) I think it’s quite character building for kids to get their hearts broken, no matter how young. Looks, it’s going to happen some time, and when the gorgeous (but conceited and uptight) Gwendolyn dumps you for the handsome (but dumb and brawny) school quarter back (or fly-half, if we’re back in the UK) when you’re 15, Harry, then at least you’ll have had some experience and you can handle it and get on with life, even though I’m sure you’ll still need some time kicking a football around aimlessly, looking dejected, with your hands in your pockets. Rejection, and learning to deal with it, is part of growing up.
c) I understand that the ‘love’ declared in these sweet (read as ‘sickly’) cards is all about friendship, but Harry does hanker after one special chick, and to be honest, she deserves a special homemade card all of her own. That’s how it used to work in our day, am I right?! Damn straight I am! I will be encouraging him to make her a special card 🙂
d) After card no. 8 Harry will no doubt get bored with writing in them (there are like 23 kids of something ridiculous in his class) and then I will have to pretend to write his name out for him (oh no, there’s no anonymity or element of surprise and guessing who wants to win your heart on this Valentine’s Day). Doing this will make me extremely grumpy.
e) We will receive 23 cards back and I will put them in a pile for about 48 hours and then recycle them.
f) The kids will be high on candy and will be sticking stickers all over the house, which will generally be crappy for everyone.
g) I believe in inclusivity, for sure, but this takes the piss. I can’t stand the ‘Everyone’s a winner’, ‘You all are the best’, ‘Everyone got a trophy’, ‘We all did good’ (I especially dislike the last one both grammatically and sentimentally.)
So, whilst I shall do as I have been asked and purchase these cards (can I get charity ones?) and encourage Harry to write them out, all in all, I think it’s a joke.
Yeah, rant over! (That felt good!)
17 British Slang Words and Phrases Most Americans Might Not Understand
I talk a lot. Fact.
I talk a lot with British slang and phrases and colloquialisms thrown in.
I write a lot. Fact. So, therefore, I have written about British slang and phrases and colloquialisms that I use when I talk.
Here it is! Enjoy!
Hey, I did not know that the TV show host / movie star / weight loss guru goddess that is Oprah Winfrey was the host of a daytime program in Baltimore, and lived in The Cove in Wilde Lake, Columbia, MD! No way!
Read more here – cool! 🙂