I love holidays!
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?