While S’ birthday has been the big focus for us this week, Valentine’s Day is a pretty big deal too! The girls gave character cards & Hersheys kisses to their classmates, and made some adorable hand-crafted Valentine’s for us. (I do love their writing at this age.)
Here’s a card from E to the family:
Here’s a card from S to the family
And here’s one from S to “dada” and “NON” (i.e. MOM…we’re still working on “M’s”!)
And here’s an actual Valentine’s exchange between myself and the girls. I have to admit, I love this conversation because it revealed appreciation, and that is a pretty great gift for a mama on Valentine’s Day! Maybe we’ll work on the selfless part of love next year?! : )
E: Mom, for Valentine’s Day, I am giving you two minutes of not having to do any work.
Mom: Thank you, E! That’s so nice! Is there a certain kind of work that you think I should take a break from?
E: Well, your work is helping kids. So for two minutes, you don’t have to help any kids.
S (thinking about this): I’m not giving you that. I’m giving you love instead.
E (also thinking): And it would probably be better if you did your two minute break while I’m at school.
(How can you not love it…and them?!?!?! Lack of breaks notwithstanding, I do have the best job in the world.)
Hope you and yours had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!