Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is in the air...


I love holidays!

Especially one's where there are pretty colors and cute hearts all around.

I love any reason to go out to dinner or even maybe a movie.

I know a lot of people find it to be too commercialized and I agree but I still like to have fun with it.

I actually have The View on in the other room and I caught a glimpse of Barbara Walters touching on a issue that arises in some schools when it comes to Valentine's.

She said this

"I don't think kids, think schools should be passing out Valentine's"

When I heard that I thought to myself, "why the heck not?" but then I continued to listen as she continued to say that some kids don't get any or there are the popular girls. She brought up how her daughter one year gave a Valentine to everyone in her class and she didn't even receive one.

Honestly, I agree.....to an extent.

My daughter's class, and has done so every year, creates a list of all the children in each class so that everyone gets a Valentine.

I took my daughter to the store and we picked out girly ones for the girls and NBA ones for the boys and they each get a Twizzler with them. Everyone will be happy!

I have to say though, how proud I am with my daughter. *bragging moment*

You see, there is a boy in her class that doesn't have really any friends. He gets teased and made fun of. He even plays by himself at recess. My daughter has asked if he wants to play but he always declines.

She has come home telling me stories about him and how she feels bad. We have always told her we never tease other kids. I have even shared stories of how I got teased and it's not nice or fun and these children have a hard time dealing when it happens to them. I share how God loves us and he is very disappointed when he sees this happening to one of his children.

So, when she was filling out her Valentine's, in the boys stack, it came with your ordinary size cards and then 2 big ones with word searches. She saved one for her dad and the other for that little boy. She said to me "I'm giving it to "R" be cause he's the only one that deserves it!"

Awww...bless her heart!!!


What are your thoughts on Valentine's in school?


nancygrayce said...

When I was in elementary school (in the stone ages) and when my own children were too, everyone gave everyone a little Valentine card. We made paper bags to bring them home.

We don't get too commercial with ours, but my husband is cooking me dinner! :)

Amarie said...

I do believe Valentine's Day is over-commercialized, but the point is to have fun and that's what we do! Baking, crafting, decorating, and even out for dinner - just because. When people feel excluded, rejected, or like they have to spend a lot of money, that's when it's not fun anymore. What Sabrina did was so sweet! I think school Valentine's activities should be coordinated so that EVERYONE gets something. I wasn't one of the popular girls, so I know the feeling! Have a great Valentine's Day! xoxo

Sweet Tea said...

Kimmy, what a truly awesome story. So glad you shared it. Obviously she has a sweet, tender heart. Thinking about other people and their feelings is such a good thing and will be something she carries with her for her entire life...I love the thought and practice of giving Valentines. My children's teachers always sent home a note to the parents telling how many children were in the class and encouraging everyone to bring enough for the entire class. The kids were not allowed to specify who the cards were to, only who they were from, so the issue of no one getting any cards was not a problem. It would be ashame to see this tradition dropped, IMO.