Today signals the day we begin thinking about the pressing issues that weigh on the hearts and minds of mothers all across our country. I’m talking about Valentine’s Day treats to send to preschool.
Last year, my sweet son, Zack, started preschool in January. For Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be oh-so cute to send little valentines from him to his classmates. They had all just turned 2 years old, and I thought I was being so cute and clever. I mean, Valentines! From a 2 year old! How adorable!
I let Zack pick out his very own box of perforated valentines at the grocery store. He picked out Tonka trucks, as he was obsessed with “diggies” at the time. I addressed them to all his little buddies and even put stickers on them! I was such a cool mom…and apparently very naive in the ways of stay-at-home moms of preschoolers.
Imagine my surprise when I show up at school and see treats. Lots of treats. HANDMADE Valentines and baked treats for every 2 year old in the class…FROM EVERY OTHER MOTHER in the class!! I, Lindsay, seamstress and crafter and decorator and DIYer, was outdone in every way possible.
Touché, my friends.
You better believe that I’m not going to let it happen again this year. I’m WAY too competitive for that. So, I’ve already been scowering the Internet and my magazines for some cute ideas. So far, I’ve found:
Passion Pops from Parents Magazine
Love-Bug Cupcakes from Parents Magazine
Heart-and-Lollipop Flowers from MarthaStewart.com
Heart Bookmark from MarthaStewart.com
(no tutorial was given, but it looks fairly easy to put together)