That One Time I Sent a Candy Gram to Myself on Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Let me just start by saying I was not considered "cool" by any means in elementary school.  In fact elementary school was the worst.  I was tormented every day by this boy named Scott and I will never forget the day I got kicked out of the cool group at one point in the fifth grade.  Wait, how it that even possible you might be wondering?  Oh it's possible trust me.  I kid you not.  I wanted so bad to hang out with the popular girls and I had this girl, whose name I will remember forever come up to me one morning and say, "I'm so sorry, but we just don't want you to hang out with us anymore."  I remember walking away feeling like such a loser.  I was crushed and cried for days.  Looking back I wish I could tell my 10 year old self that one day you will laugh and those silly girls will mean nothing.  Same thing went with the boys,  I was just not one of those girls that got candy grams on Valentine's Day.  Do you remember those secret candy gram things that they used to have?  Or am I just getting old and no one knows what I am talking about?  Anyway, they were little grams that were from your friends or your "crush" that were hand delivered to you Valentine's Day morning.  It was a big deal to get one.  I remember waiting anxiously while every popular girl got one, hoping mine was the last to be handed out and every Valentine's Day I never got one.   So one year I sent one to myself.  YEP...I did :)  I addressed it from my "Secret Admirer." I felt pretty awesome that day.  Long story short, elementary school was not my favorite and my parents and I actually made the decision for me to go to a whole different middle school so I could start fresh.  Best decision ever.  Thank you parents.

Well you know what's so awesome about being a mom and wife?  There will never be a Valentine's Day where you will not get a card or Candy Gram again (hopefully).  And this year was the first year that I got a Valetine's Day card from Max (with the help of Nana) and it seriously is my favorite card to date.  I will save it forever.

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and if you are feeling a little blue....send yourself something!  I promise you will feel better :)

20 comments:

Laura said...

Happy valentines day! Yes, there are still candygrams.... All the way up to middle school!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

happy valentines xx

Amy said...

girl yes i remember secret candy grams. and i remember dealing with mean children...gosh kids can be so cruel.
I also sent myself one in middle school...and i dont regret it even to this day! :)

AlishaHB said...

Lindsay that was me in elementary school too. I wish we could have believed that it wasn't as big of a deal as it seemed and that it would get better.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Ok I loved this story. Not the you being ousted from the cool kids part! ;) But the you sending yourself a valentine. I totally did that too! Ha I thought I was the only one - but my situation was verrrry similar to yours!! And you're right - being a Mom is definitely beautiful on vday! Happy love day to you Linds!!

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh Lindsay. That is hilarious. We totally could have hung out in elementary school. I was majorly dorky. I really was not enthralled with elementary - high school. Finally liked college! Ha.

The Cyclists Wife said...

I remember the candy grams! Except ours were flowers. I would wait for them too.....and I never got one either. Lame! I'm happy to be a grown-up!

sam&charlie said...

i was never one of those lucky candy gram recipients, either. i did get one from my MOM one year. that was embarrassing, but i secretly loved her even more for it. everyone kind of teased me about it, though..haha

Allison said...

That is so sweet! I never got candy grams either in high school. The one time I got brave enough to send one to my crush, the guy ate it without a thank you and laughed at me for having sent him one. The only time I've ever gotten flowers in my life they were from my mother. Now that I'm older, I realize that those flowers are sweeter than any other flowers I could have gotten from any guy.

Caitlin @ TwentyEightCandles said...

Lindsay, I totally thought you were cool in 5th grade. You were the coolest neighbor ever actually :) And you were way smarter than me with the candy grams... I should have sent myself one too since I never got them either. Those things always make people feel left out - so lame! Have a very happy valentines day with your adorable family!

Lindsay said...

I TOTALLY remember these and was just thinking about them today... xoxo

Ambria Haught said...

I'm in middle school now, and I was the exact same way! There were two girls named Leah and Diane who were SO mean to me in first and second grade... I don't know why I'd ever want to hang out with them in the first place. I've always wanted to go back in time myself and tell them that I'm better than them, and they wore ugly shoes, lol. :)

Ambria Haught said...

I'm in middle school now, and I was the exact same way! There were two girls named Leah and Diane who were SO mean to me in first and second grade... I don't know why I'd ever want to hang out with them in the first place. I've always wanted to go back in time myself and tell them that I'm better than them, and they wore ugly shoes, lol. :)

Joanna said...

Kids can be so mean. Sorry you got kicked out of the cool group. I don't think I was ever IN the cool group to begin with! I always admired my friends who had their boyfriends in elementary school and now I just think how young and silly that was. A boyfriend on elementary school? Haha it's nice that you can laugh about those type of stories. Happy Valentine's day!

Benlovesting said...

Lovely blog! x

Jessica said...

I sooo remember the candy grams. Except at my school it was a fundraiser for the senior class and they also sold carnations and singing telegrams. The seniors got to go around all day delivering stuff and singing to kids (private school so we had k4-12th grade). It was annoying when I was a junior but SO fun when I was finally a senior! I never got anything from a crush or secret admirer but my little circle of friends always sent stuff to each other so we all never felt left out.

Tonia L said...

I remember candy grams! They did them in high school and I never wanted all of the attention on me so I was happy I never got one. Your card from Max is heartmelting!

christina said...

awwww! you poor thing! i was so not cool that i didn't know i wasnt cool lol. yeah for candy grams and parents who make good choices!

as yes v-days rocks as a parent!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I seriously love you so much! I am catching up on your posts right now and I love how real you are and love that you have boys too, because I have one, and I am just obsessed with him! This made me so sad reading this too! Doesn't it hurt your heart to think that our boys at some point will feel excluded from friends or left out? Why do they start competition things like that from such a young age? I remember something similar happening at Valentines Day when I was in junior high and I so desperately wanted one too! I wish that feelings like this never had to happen to any child, period! Thanks for writing such cute posts, you have been my entertainment for the last half hour, and you better believe I am writing multiple recipes on a sheet of paper for the week! :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I seriously love you so much! I am catching up on your posts right now and I love how real you are and love that you have boys too, because I have one, and I am just obsessed with him! This made me so sad reading this too! Doesn't it hurt your heart to think that our boys at some point will feel excluded from friends or left out? Why do they start competition things like that from such a young age? I remember something similar happening at Valentines Day when I was in junior high and I so desperately wanted one too! I wish that feelings like this never had to happen to any child, period! Thanks for writing such cute posts, you have been my entertainment for the last half hour, and you better believe I am writing multiple recipes on a sheet of paper for the week! :)

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