A hug sandwich from your kids has to be one of the best things in the world...
Yesterday morning, I took BJ to his preschool's Valentine's Day party. He got all dressed up, which is a rare occurrence for him. When we were done buttoning up his shirt, he asked me, "Do I look like Daddy?"
At the party, he handed out the cards and cookies that we'd made:
Then he "cooked" pizza with his friends (pizza sauce and mozzarella on english muffins), and had a great time finding "treasures" left by the Valentine's Day fairy.
This was a brilliant notion: his teacher had sprinkled holiday confetti all over the classroom and given each child a red envelope to collect the little shiny bits. The kids were delighted, hunting for tiny hearts and cupids. Apparently, she does this for every holiday party, and it's always a hit. I complimented her on it, and she said that by the end of the day there won't be a bit of confetti left in the room. "Great for fine motor skills, too," she pointed out. Quite right!
Today, we exchanged cards with family. Such fun to have Pop-Pop and Giki with us to share the love.
S had me laughing when he wrote in my card that I would always be his "First Shark" -- a reference to BJ's first love, little J. As we were leaving the preschool party, BJ insisted on leaving a valentine for J, so we stopped by her classroom and asked to put one in her box (she was busy with storytime) which satisfied him greatly. "And when I see her on Tuesday, maybe I will tell her I love her!" he announced as we were getting into the car. It's all very sweet.
Hope you had a lot of love in your life today! I sure did!