Class member: Later today I’m going to visit my Mom in Twin Falls because it’s my Mom’s birthday and anniversary.
Class member: My daughter’s hair was ratty and I said you better go brush your hair so you aren’t a ragamuffin. She was in her room with the blanket over her head because I called her a “muffin”. I was calling her names. That was a fail.
Class member: I wrote each of my kids a “love note”. My son that isn’t very emotional looked at me and gave me a genuine “thank you”.
Class member: I took the class last semester. Our kids picked names for Valentine’s Day. My 15 year old daughter had our son that was on a mission. She cut out pictures of my son and his companion and made a “Missionary’s Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day”. My missionary son on his mission had the Sister Missionaries sing a son to my 8 yr old in Spanish.
Class member: Every holiday I decorate the dining room table and they really look forward to it. It’s not that hard to do, but it really excites them. I only decorate that day that morning and it’s gone by bedtime.
Class member: I’m a tired Mom. I just go to the store and by a $1 chocolate box and a note.
Class member: My Mom always made cream of wheat cereal and decorated the cream of wheat with colored sugar. Today I did a pastry with nutella and gave up my tradition so they could have something they liked. They don’t like Cream of Wheat.
Class member: My older girls decided by themselves, they invented a ‘heart man’ like Santa and they go buy things for the little kids to surprise them.
Class member: My husband and I decided to make a photo book to give to our kids on Valentine’s day. It will remind them that they love each other and we have a good time. They almost didn’t get out the door on time because they just wanted to look at it.
Class member: Over the years we have done different things. We have done “Heart Attack”. Tonight we will have a family dinner to celebrate.
The school Valentine’s activities don’t bond them to the family. They don’t have to be big they just have to be regular.