We are a hopelessly non-romantic family. Valentine Day is not part of our childhood memories, and early in our relationship we agreed not to celebrate it. But our daughter goes to preschool, therefore we cannot possibly pretend that Valentine Day doesn’t exist. They are going to have a Valentine Day party and each child is expected to bring 20 Valentines to school. I am pretty sure that many other parents are inspired by the challenge of handcrafting so many Valentines, but we took an easy way out. My husband has scanned Anna’s handwriting and whipped up a quarter page card with her picture on it. Then I set Anna up with some new stamps, stickers and crayons and encouraged her to think of different friends in school and create cards for them. It was too funny when she was saying I love [insert various boys’ names here] so much, so I need lots of hearts and lots of kisses for him. She was a lot less “lovey” towards her girl friends at school. Uh-oh, I am hoping that she will slow down a little before she hits puberty. So far we are 12 down, 8 more to go, and I am hoping that she will manage them before her party on Friday.