We have Valentines to give to friends at our Tuesday morning mom group and to Lydia and James' classmates. James' friends will get the ones with the mustaches, everyone else will get the ones with the bubbles.
I do the cutting, hole punching, and other prep work and then let the kids glue.
It's not perfect, but I'm a firm believer that kids' projects should look like they were done by kids. And they should look that way because they were done by kids.
Lydia looked at tons of pictures on Pinterest, but in the end she wanted to make a pretty basic mailbox, like the big blue ones in front of the post office.
She did all the taping and cutting and decorating with glitter glue and I supervised. She likes it and is proud of it. I'm proud of her and her creativity.
For our moms' group tomorrow I baked the cake below.
Valentine's Day seems like such a great day to talk about how God is Love and to discuss Jesus' Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate Heart.
I'll be honest here, when I talk to the kids about how much God loves them they don't really seem to get it. It makes me sad; it makes me feel like I'm failing in my most important job.
Hopefully though, silly cakes like this will just help me talk more about how much I love Jesus and Mary and how much they love me. Hopefully my kids will eventually love them too.
And, you know, it was fun baking and decorating it.