My son is going to a party at his school this evening. No, it’s not a Valentine’s party. Because this is Friday the 13th, it’s a HORRORtine’s party! What a great idea!
I remember Valentine’s Day in school back in Texas. You had to worry that you wouldn’t get a Valentine. If there actually was a dance, you had to worry about getting a date. Too much love in the air and too much disappointment. Not a good combination for pre-teens or teenagers.
In college, one of my friends went to a school that would have a President’s Day dance instead of a Valentine’s dance. Yet another good idea. Lots of people dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Less intimidating.
So this Valentine’s I have to search for some devil horns and facepaint as the theme to my son’s school party is “Good vs. Evil.”(He informs me that everyone in his class plans to dress as evil. “It’s just more fun.”)