Over the years we have become more mature and we don't make as big of a deal about gifts as we use to. When I say "we" I mean me. Clearly, as stated above, he was never big on gift giving (:
I have always had a sour feeling towards Valentines Day. I explained this feeling in last years post. Although I never really liked Valentine's Day, I do find it an important holiday. It is easy to forget the people that are constants in our lives. How easy it is to take advantage of them. I love that you can set a day aside to do something out of the ordinary to spread a little extra love around.
This last week I tried to explain this concept to the boys in my scouts den meeting. We talked about Valentine's Day and all but one thought girls were disgusting. After getting past the cooties conversation we discussed our Moms and Grandmas and how much we love and appreciate them and how much they would enjoy something made from the heart. It is easy to go buy a bag of cheap candy, but it really shows how much you appreciate them when you make something. I decided that we would make some soap. It was so simple and they had a blast with it.
While the soap cooled down we made Valentines for whomever we were giving the soap to. The boys all gave them to different people in their lives: Moms, Grandmas, cousins, girlfriend......the last boy did one for his dog. "Are you sure you want to give your soap to your Dog? I mean, wouldn't your Grandma love to receive it?" He quickly responded, "Nah, if you want, I will ask my Grandma to help me wash the dog. That way she can smell it. Does that count?"
The soap was completely hardened just after about 20 minutes. They came out easily and looked great. The boys were excited to take them home. I hope whomever receives them are as equally excited.
What are you doing for Valentine's Day? The Husband and I will be at Scouts til around 8:00 so I don't think we will be doing much besides gazing at each other in our uniforms. Have you made any fun crafts for this lovey dovey holiday? Here are some fun ones I found on Pinterest.
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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!