Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day

I get as excited as any kid about Valentine's Day.  I love the hearts, the glitter, the glue, the mess.  I love pink and red, and "Do you think he likes me?".  I love making Valentines every year with Sloane, and the way that she always wants to do something special for her best friends.  I love the full-of-wiggles excitement my students get just thinking about the parties and plans.  I love the daily updates on how their mailboxes are coming along.  I love the Valentine Mailbox competition in my class, and I love that Sloane won 2nd place in hers last year.  (She was beat out by a robot.  Go figure.)

I just love this day.  I love that we set aside a day to say, "I love you.  I like you.  I think you're great!  Thanks for loving me back."  I hope you are excited about tomorrow, too.  I hope that you remember all the people and all the ways you are loved.  I hope that couple-hood is not the only love you celebrate tomorrow.  I hope you buy your dog a special treat.  I hope you leave her favorite candy bar in your bestfriends purse.  I hope you offer a hug to a friend and a big smile to a stranger.  I hope you write  a real letter to your grandparents.  I hope you call your parents and tell them how much you love them.  Be sure to wish them a Happy Valentine's Day.  Maybe even give them a "Happy Valentine's Day" from me.  And keep one for yourself.

See you tomorrow with lots of loving-good links. 
Sending you lots of love!

Don't you just love the card left on my desk today during inside recess?  I tell you, it made my day.


S. Etole said...

What a wonderful valentine. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Lisa Gordon said...

This could not possibly be more precious, Relyn.
It surely makes my heart smile.

alexa said...

Your excitement is infectious :). Over here, it's a lot more low key. I don't think I've had a Velentine's day card (or sent one!) since my teens.

Debby said...

Happy Valentines day to you and Sloane. I love your secret Valentine. I think I would frame that. You even beat out God, hah. It is a fun day through the eyes of a child. I got to help my granddaughter Mabel make snowmen for her classmates. She was so excited.

Jeanne said...

Happy Valentine's Day
Love Jeanne

amelia said...

Me, too! I just can't help myself . . . it's such a lovely holiday.

With that, a Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friend.

Mac n' Janet said...

I'm a big fan of Valentine's Day too, loved it when I was a teacher and love it now. My husband and I are making it a Valentine's weekend with cards each day.

Marilyn said...

I should have read this sooner.
I was way behind this day and
struggling to get caught up.
A quiet night out with Jim will
be just right.

Jeanie said...

I love Valentine's day -- I think it should be every day. But would we love it as much if it was so available? I love, love, love this post!

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