Yesterday evening four year old Sarah sat at the dining room table all by herself. She was busy with a guitar pick maker that was given to Ethan a few years ago. The pick-maker is a hole punch that makes a single guitar pick out of old credit cards, thick plastic, and what have you. She was having a lovely time going around and around several pieces of scrap paper with it. She ended up making about 50 guitar picks, all from paper. She carefully wrote on some and decorated others.
She called them Valentines.
She took a handful upstairs to the boys’ room and bestowed them to brother Jacob. He accepted them with gratitude.
She had lots more to give away, and wandered over to me, “Mom, do you want a Valentine?”
“Why yes, Sarah, thank you!” I replied, honored. She carefully placed one in my out stretched hand.
Along with the letters “SMI”, this is what I discovered written on my *valentine*:
I had to find the paper this came from to see how it happened: It was a letter from school about a “school wide assembly”!!!