I’ve always got lots of crafty ideas. I’ve also got lots of opinions. Especially about crafty stuff. Every time Valentines Day rolls around I always get excited because I’ve got so many fun ideas for Valentines.
A week or so ago I started to spout off my great Valentine ideas to Elias. I assumed he’d pick one and we’d get to making them. He looked at me and said, “Cool! Or we could….” Of course he had a lot of ideas of his own. He wasn’t interested in doing my ideas.
In the end, I know it’s better if he designs his own Valentines. I have to admit, though, that I was a little sad he didn’t want any of my ideas.
In Elias’ class, they read the books, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” and “How Full Is Your Bucket?” They are great books about how our actions affect others, and how one kind deed can go a long way. Elias decided he wanted bucket themed Valentines. He designed them all on his own. I did help him cut out some of the buckets, but other than that he did everything himself. He even chose colors he thought each of his classmates like.
I was proud of him for designing and creating his Valentines all on his own. Even better, he was proud of himself!