You know what I hate besides baseball? Valentine’s Day. From the first grade on through the sixth, students bring in those cards sold 34 to a box with one teacher card and place one card in each classmate’s paper mailbag. At some point during the school day the students have a small party with cupcakes and milk while they open their cards.
Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is all about love and flowers and not really appropriate for children. Too much pressure to hook up and reciprocate for the candy, flowers, cards and perhaps lingerie. So I say get Valentine’s Day out of the classroom where it doesn’t belong and back where it does, with married couples.
After all, St. Valentine conducted clandestine marriages of young people, particularly soldiers of Claudius II who wrote the edict prohibiting his soldiers from marrying. See, Claudius II believed married soldiers wouldn’t fight as well as unmarried soldiers because they would be fearful of what would happen to them or their families should they be involved in a battle. When Claudius II was alerted to the fact that these marriages were taking place, he had St. Valentine tortured and beheaded.
St. Valentine’s Day…..count me out.
Thanks for reading Musings From the Bench 2/16 Edition. Until next time.
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