Before Theo I never gave Valentine’s Day much notice.
I have always (harshly, I know) judged the day to be a made-up holiday designed to sell stuff and manipulate men into buying, doing and saying things they might not wish to.
That boy loves everything about Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate, candy, love and secrets.
So for multiple years now we’ve gotten out the paper and scissors and such and made lots and lots of Valentine’s stuff.
The easiest project of all involves each child making ‘pockets’ that they hang and then cutting out gobs of little pieces of colorful construction paper. These are the cards. And Theo loves sneaking cards into everyone’s pockets.
And all our activities are supervised by (and truly enhanced by) our lovely, sweet cat.