As my kids get older, Valentine's Day gets better.
Of course there have been all those years where they came home with the obligatory gem and glue covered picture frame or jewelry box - something they were forced to make in class and presented to me under the guise they thought of it themselves. I'm convinced that's what we pay for with private preschool. Lots and lots of glue.
But now they're old enough to write me cards on their own. I don't know any mom who doesn't melt from a hand-made, heartfelt sentiment no matter how poorly spelled it may be. A special note that reflects their individual personalities and love for you.
This year, my kids made me cards and left them outside my bedroom door so I would see them when I woke up.
Livi's card (One big run-on sentence jam-packed with love): "I love you so much you are my favret mommy ever I love you so much you are loveing and caring you are so speshle you are a gret mommy. Love, Love, Love! Livi"
Ben's card (a transformer card left over from his class valentine's day exchange):
I hope you have the BEST Valentines day EVER! I also hope we get to do something fun today.....just sayin'. Happy V-Day! Love, Izzy."
Yup. Their individual personalities are jumping off the page. I'm melting.