I heart Valentine’s Day. In my opinion it’s a great kids’ holiday. Yes, I said “a kids’ holiday.” Think back on those grade school days. Think of the anticipation, the planning, the scissors, glue and construction paper. Was it not awesome?
Now think, when did Valentine’s change? Where did the expectations come from? The pressure? I could do with out that and easily make a paper bag puppy out of pink and red hearts or a decorative box with glitter and tin foil all in preparation to collect cheap and cheesy paper Valentine’s. I loved those.
I want my kids to feel that innocence forever.
(How I’m going to do that, I don’t know.)
In the mean time, if you are looking for a clever Valentine, these Robots were a hit last year. Bee-dee-bee-dee, a hit! Click here for directions and a template (I heart Family Fun Mag). And have a happy weekend of LOVE!
PS – What are your plans for the weekend?
Ours? In between some R&R, we’ll be making cookies and Valentines, as well as our annual Red and Pink Dinner.
PPS – Today is 2/011/2011. Be sure to celebrate.