Since we meet on Tuesday’s, it seemedly only fittting that we would celebrate Valentine’s Day as a group next week. We have big plans lined up too. We decorated Valentine’s Day boxes this week after lunch and next week we are sharing Valentine’s with our friends, making a craft, decorating cookies and cupcakes, and eating heart shaped pizza for lunch.
The kids will take their excitement and sugar-high to their normal after lunch play session as we moms clean up the gym, while eating the leftover cookies and sprinkles, and socialize together like we like to do after a fun morning at CC.
My daughter is looking forward to next week. She is excited to decorate her Valentine box and get her Valentine’s ready. She isn’t as excited about all the writing but I always think things like this are an excellent time to emphasize the importance of writing carefully. (Christmas cards took DAYS to get through but we did it.)
We also have our list of currently deployed Sailors and Soldiers that we will send Valentine’s too as well as a school in Virginia. A friend of mine has a daughter whose school class is trying to get a Valentine from EVERY STATE this year so we are ringing in for Indiana. So we have a lot of Valentine’s to finish.
Nevertheless, I’m grateful that we have this opportunity to participate in a Valentine’s celebration. Valentine’s Day is a time to tell those that you love and care about that you love and are about them. Typically it has been a couples day but I think any reason to share your love and let your children feel loved is important.
When we were in preschool at our church we had the traditional school celebrations which we had fun with and I’m glad that our children get to participate in a little of that excitement to give and receive Valentine’s.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Are you celebrating with a group? If not, how do you make it fun at home?