So, I picked Jack up at school yesterday. His shirt (which had a big red heart and said HANDSOME DEVIL on it) had all kinds of streaks of icing on it from his Valentine's Day party. As soon as he saw me, he ran over, yelling, and gave me a hug. Then he ran away, laughing his wee baby head off. I then had to chase him around the room to get his coat on. I literally cornered him, and he laughed and shrieked while I put his coat on. He then giggled and squirmed while I tried to put him in his car seat. At home, he pretty much just ran around the house yelling until he crashed at 7:30 and went to sleep. When I gave him a kiss, he actually smelled like cookies. He was so, so funny. I think it's fair to say that Jack really likes Valentine's Day.
I read an article in a magazine about some schools that try to discourage or even ban sugary treats for holidays and birthdays. Bah. Yes, obesity is a huge problem with American kids, but it's not because kids get cupcakes on birthdays. It's because they sit on their butts drinking Cokes and playing videogames. As long as treats are treats and not an everyday thing, I have no problem with it.