Svea has a crush on Colin.
When I asked her about him, that's what she said: I like him even though I growl at him. Sometimes it is hard to find the right words...
What is so touching about her crush is that she doesn't care one bit that Colin does not like her back. At all. She still likes him, and doesn't need him to like her back.
A crush with no angst.
Svea wanted to make all her own Valentine's this year, which is fine, except she has 40 kids in her class and Svea, in every area of her life, has absolutely no need to hurry. So it took her 2 weeks. But she did it.
If she was going to make hers, I thought Henry could make the 18 for his class. He moaned and complained and then made the best cards I've ever seen. He drew the Ninja Turtle he thought each person would like best on the front, then wrote, "I wish you a happy Valentine's" on the inside.
He was so nervous to take them to school and convinced himself that they were dumb and no one would like them.
When he got home today I asked how it went and he said that Dru (CUTE girl in his class) said that his card was her favorite. Then he said, "It melted my heart."