Wednesday, February 14, 2024

love notes

We (Big A and I) don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We celebrate other days like the anniversary of our first and epic date, etc. But I LOVE elementary-school-style Valentine's Days: Candy for all! Cards for all!

I tried to recreate a little bit of that olde magic in class yesterday with a "Pal-entine's Day" celebration--there was candy and stickers people could share with each other. I expected to merely be the facilitator but some people made little notes for me too. I love the one that said, "Thank you for creating an inclusive classroom for all and expanding my love of literature." I love my students. 

I already gave the fam their V-Day treasures and treats, and it was just Nu, Huck, Max, and me at home today (Big A is in Milwaukee). I felt Nu might need some extra love so I picked up a few treats (ice-cream, Krispy Kremes, Kit-Kats) when I gassed up the car on my way home and made some heart-shaped caramel and chocolate cookies. Nu's delight was everything. I love Nu so much.

And my gal-pals took care of me. Lovely LD sent me a Galentine's Day care package via mail that had some serious Sephora goodies and a powdered drink mix I can't wait to try on the weekend. JG said I was her favorite Galentine and sent me a picture from Costa Rica of a howler monkey (!), and I nearly lost it when KB said she was loving me "from afar" (I MISS KB!!!!). I love my women friends. 

Pic: A jumble of V-Day stuff on the counter today. Also: the Spring planting catalog arrived in the mail like a present from the universe. 

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Adorable!

StephLove said...

Sounds like a very celebratory day all around.

Nicole said...

Classroom Valentines are the best! I used to take little care packages to my ladies at yoga, with punny little Valentines cards. This year I'm having some women over for a Galentines party (belated) and I have little bags for them as well. I love this post full of love!

Nance said...

Howler monkeys on Valentine's Day! Perfect.
What a lovely note from your student. That's one to save for those frustrating, down days. XO

NGS said...

Valentine's Day for everyone!!

maya said...

Sarah, Steph, Engie--hearts and heart-eye emojis to you :)

Nicole--so excited for your Galentine's Day party! Wish I could be there!

Nance--Absolutely! I save every little note for the down days. I'm still really not sure about the howler monkey though...

Gillian said...

Good celebration.

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