Finding the right Valentine's Day card has to be one of my least favorite annual chores. People expect so much when you claim to be a "writer." But most cards are so cheesy they give me goose bumps -- the bad kind of goose bumps.
The truth is, I usually buy the first card that doesn't make me vomit in my mouth. I know, very romantic.
Our 7-year-old daughter solved this yearly problem by writing her own Valentine note to her 5-year-old little brother. Granted, she was made to do this at school, but she nailed it.
For those who don't read second-grader well, here it is again (translated):
You might bite me, or hit me, or pinch me but I still love you because you are my brother, you are my family. Oh and by the way, did I mention that you are a awesome artist and a awesome runner. I love you so so so so much.
Honest. Heartfelt. Filled with compliments. Valentine's perfection. I just hope her mom doesn't ask her to write one for me.
Happy Valentine's Day.
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