Terrible Poetry winners will be coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy this video a former schoolmate of ours posted about love in the midst of family life:
Freddy and Teddy were best friends. They lived on the same street, liked the same candy, and loved the same robots movie. They even went to the same school, and sat behind each other in the same second grade class.
Valentine’s Day was the very next day and both boys were excited.
After school, their moms gave them 32 robot cards. Each spent a while tearing cards apart and writing “Freddy” or “Teddy” too many times.
The next morning, each got ready then walked to school together.
“I hope I didn’t skip anyone,” Freddy joked.
“Me, too,” Teddy laughed.
But later that afternoon, Teddy wasn’t laughing. He had dumped out all his Valentines only to find one missing.
There was no card from Freddy.
Teddy felt bad. “Freddy,” he said, “Why did you forget me?”
“What?” Freddy asked. Turning around, he saw Teddy’s frown. He felt bad. “I’m sorry, Teddy. I didn’t mean to.” Then, his eyes lit up. Freddy turned back to his desk, pulled a red paper from inside, cut carefully, and scribbled quickly.
Facing his best friend, he gave him a giant red heart. It read Best Friends. There was even a picture of a robot.
“Thanks, Freddy,” Teddy said, feeling better.
“You’re welcome,” Freddy said, happy to see Teddy smiling again.
Submitted for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest.
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Tanner felt nervous.
He hugged his robot Valentine’s box tightly. Mom had helped him paint it yellow last night, and he had added sparkly stickers and funny eyes. Inside were cards for all the boys and girls in class.
Tanner looked at all the boys and girls in his class, safely, from the doorway.
“Well, hello, Tanner!” Mrs. Foreman called. “Come on in!” He could see her waving from her desk.
He held his box closer.
“It’s all right,” his teacher said. She stood and walked over to him. Bending, she looked at his eyes. “Would you like some help?”
Some of the children glanced over, including Ella. Tanner’s mom had helped him make a special card for Ella last night, too. It was a pink heart that said, “I love you.”
Mrs. Foreman smiled. “I’ll walk with you,” she offered. Together, they went to his seat. He set the yellow robot on his desk.
“All right, class!” Mrs. Foreman clapped. “Time to hand out Valentine’s!”
Quickly, the children pulled out all their cards. They began happily filling each other’s boxes.
Tanner pulled out the pink heart. As soon as no one was looking, he dropped it into Ella’s unicorn mailbox.
He still felt nervous, but also happy. He hoped she would like it.
(Entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest.)