improv life: homemade valentines for boys embarrassed by valentines
Classmate valentines and fifth-grade boys can be a volatile mix. Pretty much anything you can find in the store will be deemed humiliatingly babyish or horrifyingly mushy. Ditto anything sweet and homemade. And definitely NO HEARTS. Still, a guy doesn’t really want to sit out the whole Valentine’s thing, either. I mean, there’s usually treats involved, right? For a solution, we turned to our beloved computer. It took about 10 minutes to find a photo of our dog, roughly silhouette it with our photo-editing software, add text and a red background, and print it. We stapled on some mini bags of candy, and we were V-day ready. The cards were a hit, and more importantly, NOT embarrassing.
So do you have a boy in the house who is a little shy about giving valentines or even gifts in general? I’d love to hear any thoughts or ideas!