I think I'd better change that to Valentine's Week. Grandma visited on Tuesday and brought candy for the children. They've been getting those great money-filled cards in the mail from other grandparents this week too. Last night when we got home from church, there were some surprises on the porch for the children from Granddaddy and Maw-Maw.
And, today, the preschool Valentine party. Wow, how things have changed since I was in school! We used to be content with a cupcake with sprinkles and a shoebox full of valentines to go through. Now, apparently you can't just give a plain old valentine. It's got to be attached to a bag of candy or a junky little toy. You have to, at the very least, give a lollipop. The kids brought home bags of puzzles, stamps, tattoos, whistles that look like lips, chocolates, sweetheart candy, gummy candy, cookies, balloons, pencils, and notepads. I could go on... It's a shame that they don't even care about the valentines. That was always my favorite part. Maybe I'm making too much of it, since they can't even read yet!
Happy Valentine's Day, anyway!!
Addendum: And the grand finale: The kids got personalized M&M's that arrived by UPS! Compliments of Granddaddy Bill! I thought this holiday was for sweethearts. How did it get to be a kids' holiday?!