Friday, February 12, 2010

valentines, shmalentines... that's what I always say. and the much searched for Bushel and a Peck video!

something about this time of year just puts me on edge. like I'm supposed to be a more loving wife, a more loving mother, a more generous wonderful person just because someone drew a big freakin' heart on my calendar?

whatever - I mean really - could I BE more loving? (don't answer that)

So my youngest daughter "M" was really excited about her first "real school" (as opposed to preschool) Valentine's Party and began early last week choosing the perfect Valentine for each person in her class. The options were pretty limited, but I noticed that Hello Kitty's "Friends Forever" went straight to A - and the "You're Neat" pile never got picked from. My favorite? The little girl who is a little bit... shall we say "rude?" - M picked out the "let's be friends" for her right away, and carefully wrote on it. all together now: "awwwwww"

Of course, later on we get the note from the teacher requesting that the kids NOT address the valentines individually as it is faster to just drop any old valentine in any old box. yeah... well, too late - I didn't make her erase them!

In honor of valentines day I made a video - of a song my family sang a lot while I was growing up (from one of my favorite musicals)... So enjoy - and yes, you DO have to watch it and tell me how much it made your day :)
video

15 comments:

T said...

for the record - I made the video for work... as an example to the kids for a project - but it works SO well for this sappy holiday I just couldn't resist!

The Woolsey's said...

oh Tonya I love that song I still sing it to my kids! Just like my dad sang it to me.

April said...

Is it bad that my favorite part is the doggy sign! I am laughing so hard I can't type properly! I love it!!! It was so fun to see you this week! Let's firm up this lunch date!!!

lori said...

Loved it, love you! Hope you have a wonderful heart day!

wv:likedeff---hmmm, even the word verifier likes it :)

The Gibsons said...

Love the video too. I agree with you over the heart day. Why does it have to be a certain day. Sharing your love should be all year. It is to commercialized.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song.

Sing it to both of my kids all of the time!

Anjeny said...

I've never heard of the song before (but of course, what's new, I live on a rock...lol) so I totally love it.

It was sweet how your daughter picked the "Friends Forever" for the rude girl in her class. I haven't really made up my mind if I like valentine or not. I just kinda go with the flow, so to speak.

Michelle said...

I loved the Bush+L the most! Fantastic and creative. Thanks for making my day.

Malinda said...

Very cute. It made my day and I haven't heard that song in a very long time, so thanks for sharing.

Ihatepinkcandy said...

Great video. Wanted time to see some of the pics longer... think you have to watch it more than once to get all the cleverness, but got a lot the first time; very funny.

And thanks for saying "schmalentine" so that I knew it was safe to read. People getting flowers at the office have been making me yog today.

Kristina P. said...

Your daughter is very sweet!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Love love Guys and Dolls. Love the video. I am sad that even though we did the school valentine thing, the dang holiday is really tomorrow and I might be expected to come up with something.

Rockin Austin said...

Ha, LOVE the video...can't decide if my favorite part is the "arm" or the dog poo. :) Happy Crappy Day!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Very cute! What I can't figure out is why I don't know this song. I am a musical fanatic. Hmmmm ...

T said...

Heidi - is it possible you've only ever seen the movie and not the stage version - because the movie did a different "hotbox" number in place of this one... something involving cats? obviously it's been awhile since I've subjected myself to THAT one!