Mini: So what's this Valentine's stuff all about then mummy?
Stix: Well, it's a day where we show people that we love them. Sometimes people send cards, and sometimes they do it in secret, and you have to guess who sent it.
Mini: Can we make some cards mummy?
Stix: Of course, how many girls are you going to send cards to?
Mini: No mummy, I want to send one to Robert.
Stix: OK, that's really sweet, but I think Robert might be a bit embarrassed because he's a bit shy isn't he? What about Sophie or Jade instead?
Mini: No mummy, I really like Robert, he's my friend and I want to send him a card.
Stix: OK, we'll see if we have time to make a card.
Now I know at his age, it's innocent, and he just wants to send a card to his friend. But the trouble is I'm pretty sure a card to Robert won't go down particularly well, and I don't find his mother approachable so can't have a quiet word.
I *could* convince Mini to send it anonymously but I know he can't keep a secret and would probably tell Robert. Robert might be embarrassed, he might tell his other friends and I don't want Mini having the mickey taken out of him for doing something nice.
So what will we do?
Dollop and I have made cakes today and after school the children will ice and decorate them for their daddy. Hopefully Mini will forget about making cards. Does this make me a bad mummy?