Monday, February 10, 2014

My First Valentine

With Valentine's day quickly approaching, I couldn't help but think back to my first Valentine.  I was in grade school, in 5th grade.  I don't really remember how it all happened, who said they like who first but somehow I had my first "boyfriend".  We were "going out", a term that drove my mother crazy as where we we going, to recess?

We would sometimes call each other on the phone, would hang out at recess, but never dared to hold hands and definitely did not kiss.

Though actually, there was the one time we held hands at the monthly skating party when pressured by all of our friends to skate together during the couples skate.

Mostly, I think I was in it for the presents.  Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter- and and every little excuse to give each other a present.  I remember the box of chocolates on Valentines Day, the Troll doll with green hair on St. Patrick's day, and a little stuffed bunny on Easter.
The school year ended and I went about my summer as usual not talking to my boyfriend once.   The new school year began, we were the first 6th graders at the grade schools, having just switched it from the junior high, so we were once again the big men on campus.  I ended up in the same class as my boyfriend.  His best friend asked if we were still "going out".  "Umm yea, I guess" I replied, and so our relationship continued.

It think it might have been around Halloween, the first Holiday back together after this new school year and he did not get me a present!

We broke up after that.   

Thankfully my relationships got a little less superficial over the years.

Who was your first Valentine? 

32 comments:

  1. LoL! I love your first love story--too cute! That's similar to my first "boyfriend" as well. Funny times. I love that troll also-I used to be obsessed with trolls. I am stopping by from the SITS Comment Love tribe--happy to have found you! Love your blog!

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    1. Yes, I completely forgot about the Trolls until I was remembering back on this, I used to love them too. So nice to meet you!

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  2. That's too cute! I really don't remember mine. I remember my younger brother got this little girl in his first grade class a stuffed bear for Valentine's Day, though.

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  3. Aww, so sweet (even if it was all about the gifts! lol!) My daughter is still at the "boys are yucky" stage. Funny, I never went through that stage! :)

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    1. I don’t know if I ever really went through a boys a yucky stage either.. I definitely didn’t always like like boys, but I don’t ever think I thought they were gross

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  4. That is so cute! My first valentine was my husband!

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  5. So cute. I can't remember my first valentine, but I'm guessing it was around middle school.

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    1. Yes, I had to really stop to remember the details, as I hardly remembered either

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  6. That is too funny! I remember my first Valentine, but not too well. I remember him making me a really cute card telling me he was in love with me, and I remember being pretty freaked out ha ha!

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    1. Lol, I think I would have been freaked out too!

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  7. Cute story! So fun to remember our childhood! :) Hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Stopping by from SITS! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you! It is fun to remember and I know I will be glad I have little things like this recorded someday for my kids

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  8. I wish I could remember things like this about myself! I have absolutely no clue. I couldn't even tell you what my boyfriends in high school got me for Valentine's Day, much less the 5th grade! Do you really still have the troll he got you? :o)

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    1. Oh no, definitely don’t have it, this is just a picture I found on-line.. I think it looked like that one can’t remember exactly for sure

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  9. hahahhaa soooo cute! I actually don't think I had a Valentine or was going out with anyone until like high school when we actually went out :). In 3rd grade though a boy gave me a card that said I love you on it with a big red heart. Scared me to death so I erased his name and my name (written in pencil) and gave it to my parents :)

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    1. That is so funny what you did! Yea, well like i say we didn’t really go out very much.. my first real boyfriend was 8th grade, but I was way too young and immature for it

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  10. Cute! I actually have no idea who my first Valentine was. I'll have to ask my mom later for curiosity's sake.

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    1. Yes, I am pretty sure I didn’t forget anyone before this, but there may have been some little kindergarten crush or something I forgot about

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  11. I remember when trolls were all the rage! Just stopping by from Sits. You can find me at http://www.fabfunsisters.com

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    1. Yes, they definitely were for a while

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  12. That's really cute. We did the whole trolls thing at primary school age too.

    My first valentine/boyfriend was at primary school. He basically had a 'girlfriend' for each day of the week at school. I was Fridays. I think he gave me a kingsize marble he won, and a valentine's card. It probably only lasted 3 weeks, before he realised having all the girlfriends was costing him too much pocket money!

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    1. Lol that would be expensive. That is pretty funny, funny that he girls were all okay with it too.

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  13. I cannot remember my first Valentine but I do remember how much I loved the bag of Valentines I had at the end of the day after everyone in the class gave one to everyone else!


    best,
    diane
    napa farmhouse 1885

    Dropping by from SITS girls today.
    #SITSBlogging

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    1. Yes, there is something so fun and special about getting those as a kid

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  14. That's pretty cute. ♥ My first Valentine...oy. Well, my first boyfriend dumped me 2 days beforehand, my 2nd didn't last long enough to get there, my third was my fiance who dumped me 3 days beforehand then insisted on coming to my college's Valentine's banquet anyway as my "friend", so...that means my first actual Valentine was my husband, at the time my fiance (mark 2). So even though he was my 4th boyfriend, it's nice to say he's my only ever Valentine. ♥

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    1. Yikes! You had some bad Valentine day luck, glad in the end your first Valentine ended up being the best. :)

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  15. I remember WANTING this guy to be my Valentine in third grade. He had nice hair and great penmanship (didn't take much back then, I guess). We actually became good friends all throughout junior and high school. Even after we went out separate ways to college, we kept in touch. He never knew how I felt.

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    1. Awe that is kind of sad he never knew how you felt! Sounds like he ended up being a great friend though. Too funny about the penmanship.

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  16. Haha I totally remember getting all my friends those trolls when I was in 5th grade they were all the rage!

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    1. Yes, they were totally the rage for a while! Looking at them now and they are all pretty dang ugly :)

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