+ amendment to actual hearts and flowers

18 02 2009

3 valentines came for me in the mail today, from my 3 favorite carolinians. one says

“A u n t T y r a” and “n t q i e y m m k k m” on the front in stamps, and “love you” on a sticker, and has big shiny sticker hearts (1 each of purple, pink, and red), a tiny red shiny sticker heart, a paper sticker heart, and paper sticker lips. inside is another “love you” sticker, and stamps that say “J a m i e,” and no less than 17 sticker hearts, some paper, some shiny, and some prisms like the tape we used to wrap flags and rifles with in the color guard. On the back: 10 more paper hearts, and 2 tiny foil ones, blue and glitter-red.

one has

“tYra” printed on the front in pencil in highly readable 5-year-old handwriting and 2 exclamation points penciled around a “love you” sticker; the one preceding the sticker is upside down and the one after it right-side up. someone, it seems, has been studying spanish. (i stand corrected: the upside-down one is an “i” transforming the sticker into a sentence. it started out with verb/object, now it also has subject/punctuation. genius. i might need him to come guest-lecture for my composition students.) inside: 2 red glitter-foil heart stickers in different sizes, five paper hearts, and a shooting star. this is not signed, but i know my budding linguists, and i think i’m going to take the star as wee chris’s signature.

and one has

2 foil heart stickers on the front, the smaller one in blue and the larger one in purple (so there’s that signature already), says “To, Aunt Tyra” in very neat printing, and comes with art–i see a robot, a rocket, and 2 objects that are either alien trees or insect-like monsters in their own right. the inside sports a very artistic arrangement of pink, blue, and purple hearts positioned above a “love you” sticker and a sign-off “Ian” centered on the bottom on the right-hand side–this kid could get a job with hallmark.

so me? i am TOTALLY feeling the love.

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18 02 2009
vilejynx

Not an upside down exclamation point (though he has been studying Spanish) but rather a lower-case “I.” (Still working on proper capitalization… (He cleverly used the “love you” sticker to say “I love you.” Why he chose not to sign it is beyond me; I didn’t notice until after he’d gone to school. The pictures I’ll have to ask about. I suspect either robots or Pokemon, as these are plentiful in Ian’s artwork.
Feel the love. 😉

18 02 2009
tyra

oh, hell, “proper” capitalization–who has time for that in the internet era?
he is a clever one. i am such a lucky aunt!!

18 02 2009
tyra

oh, hell, “proper” capitalization–who has time for that in the internet era?
he is a clever one. i am such a lucky aunt!!

18 02 2009
vilejynx

Not an upside down exclamation point (though he has been studying Spanish) but rather a lower-case “I.” (Still working on proper capitalization… (He cleverly used the “love you” sticker to say “I love you.” Why he chose not to sign it is beyond me; I didn’t notice until after he’d gone to school. The pictures I’ll have to ask about. I suspect either robots or Pokemon, as these are plentiful in Ian’s artwork.
Feel the love. 😉

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