Guess who totally misread the Valentine’s Day newsletter from preschool? My understanding: a homework assignment for class valentines would be sent home no later than Wednesday. The actual meaning: our homework assignment WAS to create class valentines, to be brought in no later than Wednesday.
So. Now that I’m already a day late and a dollar short, what’s a busy working/blogging mommy to do?
Recycle the valentine I created last year.
Best of all? There’s no crossover. None of her school friends saw the Valentine’s from last year. SCORE. I could do it. I could pull off a blatant self plagiarism and no one would be the wiser.
The funniest thing about this whole thing? I casually uploaded an Instagram photo of last year’s Valentine to Pinterest, and to date, it remains one of my most popular pins. It’s a TERRIBLE picture — it totally cracks me up that it’s been repinned so much. But obviously, it’s a good idea. So here you go. All yours to use, should you find yourself in the same boat as me.
Repeat this back: “Even though I forgot the class valentines until the night before Valentine’s Day, I’m still an AWESOME mom/dad.” Just so we’re all on the same page. XOXOXO
- Time: 30 minutes
- Cost: $10-20
I created a Valentine’s Day Printable Template last year for the Minnow to give out to a few of her friends. I’d wanted to give out something fun, a little sweet, but still healthy and appropriate for the 2-3 year old set. When I caught sight of Kashi’s Heart to Heart cereal one day in the organic section of our cereal aisle, I knew it was a sure winner. Healthy as Cheerios, but with heart-shaped pieces included.