Sunday, February 16, 2020

Valentine's Day In Middle School

For starters, there are tests on Valentine's Day in Middle School.

Natalie was offended when she saw her math teacher was having a test.

"On Valentine's Day!" Natalie shrieked. The teacher was nice enough to send out a warning, but still, Natalie was irritated. 

In her eyes, each teacher should have a mini party, which of course would be impossible with all the students. 



"Gosh, I hope the elementary school kids know how good they have it," Natalie grumbled. "Enjoy your party while I take A TEST!" 

She decided to pass out bags of Valentine's Day goodies to her friends. 



But when she got to school, she was told everything needed to go in her locker. The bags were distracting. 

"But school hasn't even started yet!" Natalie argued.

Still. In the locker. Now.

Natalie quickly passed out bags to friends she found, then she shoved the rest in the locker. Also, the day before it was announced that if Valentine's Day stuff didn't fit into lockers, then it MUST NOT BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.

That meant no giant teddy bears:




No balloons.

No huge bouquets of flowers. 

"I mean. Middle school can be so LAME," Natalie huffed. 

However, she knew one way to brighten up the day, test or not. She wanted a full out Valentine's Day outfit. I think of Valentine's Day as a Hallmark Holiday, but Natalie loves the pink and excitement of it all. Even though she was like, "I don't have a Valentine." But then the night before a boy DID ask her to be his Valentine and Natalie was all, "Sure." And then realized she barely knew who he even was. 

"He's in my science class. He has lots of hair," she said, flipping through the yearbook.

"Shouldn't you, I don't know, KNOW the boy who is going to be your Valentine?" I asked.

"MOM," was the response. "Please."

Please what? I never found out.

Natalie picked out an outfit from Rue 21. With accessories, of course, because what's an outfit without accessories?





She had to wear tights with it, of course, because showing a knee at her school is against the dress code. 

"The boys will apparently fall over in shock," Natalie explained. 



She said people liked her outfit. She told me, "Yeah, a boy said I got cake," and I was like, "What flavor?" and she went, "Mom! It means I have a good butt."

Cake=butt now?

"You shouldn't be objectified like that," I answered and Natalie went, "Mom, it's fine, it's a COMPLIMENT."



I asked how it went with her Valentine, the boy who asked her the night before, and she said they said hi and went about their day.

"That's...it?" I asked, confused.

"Yes," Natalie responded primly. 

She said some teachers were nice and let them be on their phones. She only saw two girls cry because their boyfriends didn't remember to get them anything. 

Oh, and that math test she had? Not good. People kept trying to turn it in, the teacher would look it over and say it was wrong.

"She told me it was wrong like three times before the bell rang," Natalie said. "I wasn't the only one. But that's what happens when you try to have a test on Valentine's Day. Who cares about the volume of a prism when there's chocolate AND we found out Hopper is still alive?" 


So that's Valentine's Day in Middle School. There are tests. Giant bears aren't allowed. And there's crying. Also, you might just say hi to your Valentine and that's it.



But at least there are cute Valentine's Day outfits. With accessories. 

33 comments:

  1. Awww, so nice of Natalie to prepare little gifts for her friends. I'm sorry the school isn't a little bit more open to Valentine's Day as it would clearly bring joy to the kids.

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  2. But who is Hopper? Gabbie visited a friend at a different school on Val day and she was very touched at a friend of a friend gave her a Valentine!

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  3. Aww this is so cute. I don't think we really did Valentine's day back in my middle school. WOuld have been fun though!

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  4. Wow, that is one tough school. You have to let kids be kids, or they will not learn as well, I see it with my teen!

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  5. She has gotten so mature I feel like I have seen her grow up on line. It is nice that she cares about Valentine's Day so sweet.

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  6. Wow, the teacher threw a test on Valentine's Day? Not cool. I love Natalie's outfit! No knees at middle school...seriously?

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  7. It disappears quickly. This was my grandkids first year of parties and cards. I had forgotten the excitement of it.

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  8. Natalie's outfit is too cute!! I love that she prepares gifts for her friends. That's such a nice gesture.

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  9. Natalie looks great in her outfit! I was a little surprised about the "no knees" in middle school, that seems so weird to me. Does that mean people can't wear shorts either?

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  10. Lol. I love the random Hopper is alive comment. Unless it's a dream or his twin or shape shifter or some other crazy thing. You never know!

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  11. Her outfit from Rue 21 is so adorable! Love the tartan/plaid print of it.

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  12. I love that she still wanted to make Valentines for her friends. I wish the schools would let them be young for just a little longer.

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  13. Aw, I love it! How kind of her to make Valentines for her friends. It’s such a great day to remember to appreciate friendships and have fun with it.

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  14. That could be really frustrating for middle schoolers! I really love her outfit. IT's suits her perfectly. Hope she still had a wonderful time.

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  15. That's an adorable outfit. Love everything about it and it looks good on her. Good choice!

    -LYNNDEE

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  16. I love that beautiful outfit. It is so stylish and so cute.

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  17. That is really sweet she made the gifts for her friends. My kids had a half day and then some of them made cards for each other.

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  18. Valentine's Day was also cultural day at my daughter's school. She learned a salsa routine and was planning to make and bring in buñuelos, but she woke up with a fever and spent the day in bed instead. :(

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  19. Her outfit is lovely! She's getting prettier everyday!

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  20. I don't really remember Valentine's Day in middle school, I think my close friends and I probably just got each other candies?

    Also, she is looking SO GROWN UP, my goodness!

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  21. Aww!! I do like Natalie's outfit. It is so funny... You got cake! What is this world coming to? Ha ha! So sorry that she had a math test on Valentine's Day. It seems like she still had fun.

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  22. Cute outfit and fun sunglasses. That's a bummer there was a test on Valentine's Day. Regardless, that is so thoughtful of her wanting to share gifts with friends.

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  23. I'm still dying about the boy saying she got cake! She looks beautiful!

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  24. The boy said she got cake hahahahaha too cute

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  25. She looks really cute, I love that she is packing cute gifts for friends. Here I helped both of them to get the gifts ready.

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  26. I learned some new slang today! I’ve never heard cake used that way before. Lol. Middle school has changed a lot since I was there.

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  27. I really love her Valentine's day outfit. Your daughter is so pretty and stylish. She should be a model :)

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  28. Oh the drama of middle school, that hasn't changed!

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  29. Test during the day, Valentine's Day is a scandal :) I think also that this cute outfit all compensated.

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  30. I don't have a daughter but boy, 'cake' for 'nice butt'. I've never heard of it before, lol.

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  31. Cake is a new one to me! I guess lingo is ever changing, it just makes me feel so old when I'm not familiar with it!

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