Hey friend’s..it’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’m a little sad this year. I recently realized this will be the last year I will have a child who exchanges Valentine’s at school. Enter sad, big lip here. I’m sure some of you are thinking…who cares, but seriously it’s just another reminder my kids are growing up. It’s going too fast.
I have had fun over the years making Valentine’s for them and it bums me out we can no longer bring homemade treats to school. On Valentine’s Day, the usual array of lollipops and chocolates come home. Quite honestly, most of the lollipops get thrown out. They might eat a couple, but that’s it. The chocolates, unless they are Hershey’s, Kit-Kat or M&M get pushed aside and left for me to gobble up during some desperate late-night chocolate frenzy.
So, this year, I wanted to do something different. I saw this cereal box idea on Pinterest, it had no link, so I have no idea where it came from originally. And since we’re on the subject, thank goodness for Pinterest, I’m not even sure how I organized my life before it existed. How about you, do you love or hate Pinterest? It certainly is addicting and time-consuming, but I will never give it up.
If you are into Pinterest, I hope you’re following my Valentine’s Pinterest board, it’s full of food, decor and fun for Valentine’s Day. So many festive things going on over there.
Anyway, the big cereal debate. There are so many bulk packs of little cereal boxes out there. My son told me I could not get the packs that had plain Cheerios because kids would be mad if they got a plain cereal while someone else got Fruit Loops. He’s right. It is Valentine’s Day and we want to make sure they get as many sweets as possible! Sheesh.
Anyway, this was a great way to use up many half-used rolls of ribbon I have had sitting around. Tied with a little bowl, an attached spoon and a gift tag, it’s an easy, small treat. And maybe everyone will get a serving of milk when they get home from school.
Anyway, thank you for letting me share these with all of you, I hope it inspires someone…somewhere to make something cute.