My youngest just turned eight and we had a little family celebration on her birthday, with a kid party on the weekend. She had several presents and cards from family members to open at her family party. When she was finished, she brought out a card and said “Oh look, I have one from Richard”.
This was a complete surprise, since her older brother isn’t really into the whole little-sister thing. You know how that goes. Check out his expression above. Plus the writing on the envelope didn’t seem to match my son’s handwriting.
Turns out Jessica decided to make a card for herself, since her brother wasn’t going to be having any of that. She drew a picture of a boat (his favorite subject) and wrote:
Dear Jessica, I love you just the way your are. Eight was my favorite year. From Richard.
When she’s married, I suppose she’ll just send herself flowers and chocolates on Valentines day, save her husband the trouble and actually get what she wants.