We have Valentines to give to friends at our Tuesday morning mom group and to L and JF' classmates. JF' 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.
L 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.