Today was one of my least favorite days -- Valentine's Day. Not so much because it's Valentine's Day, per se, rather because it was Valentine's Day, and I work at a junior high.
Oh, the drama that can arise via teddy bears from Walgreen's and wilting roses from Kroger. I saw the first tears at 8:55 AM, endured some awkward Valentine writing from some seventh graders, broke up a near French kiss on the 200 hallway, and perhaps brought about an extreme epic fail of a love declaration in a theatre arts class. Thankfully, I did not witness that crash.
I guess why I hate V-day in my job so much is why I like my job so much... because the painfully awkward moments of my own junior high days are still relevant in my mind. Therefore I understood the morning tears, slightly weird valentine cards, and, yes, even the humiliation of a love declaration gone wrong.
But we all survived today with hopefully very little emotionally scarring, and instead of venting about all the things I hate about February 14th, I'm linking you to a post about all the things I love in my everyday little world.
So here it is. And know that I'd buy you all a drugstore teddy bear or a grocery store rose if I could.
And a special shout-out to my former colleague and funny friend, Annie G., for my post title today. In junior high, perhaps more than anywhere else, Love truly is a battlefield.