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Seventy Valentines made for Macs to take to school. The boy’s school is small… and ever since we moved here, we have always made enough Valentines for the whole school. It’s a small school, with around 60 kids from K-6th grade. I’ve always felt like it was a bit much for the WHOLE school to trade Valentines, and I have complained (even if halfheartedly) about it.

Until this year, when Macs told me, “No, mom! We don’t HAVE to give Valentines to the whole school. Just our CLASS, and then we can give them to any of our friends in any other classes we WANT to.”

So basically, that means that Macs is just friends with the whole school. For some reason, knowing this, makes the 70 Valentines less painful. That, and I take the easy way as often as possible. Like the year we printed Josh’s out… and this year, I used red masking tape folded over the sticks on some Dollar Tree suckers to create a “flag” with his name on it. Cost me four bucks and some time to get the tape onto the sticks. Seeing as we give them to the whole school, he doesn’t have to write recipient names down either, so that’s a plus.

  1. Clytie


    February 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I love the idea of Macs giving Valentines to the entire student body. He has such a large and special heart! Macs’ story is featured on this week’s “Guest Heart Thursday” – clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

    Happy Valentines Day!

  2. Rachel Whetzel


    February 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you, Clytie. He really does have a good heart. EVERYBODY loves the kid, and I truly believe it has never crossed his mind that people might *not* like him. lol I can’t wait to share your spotlight with him when he gets home from school today! He will be totally thrilled.

  3. Heather


    February 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    that is wonderful that Macs wants to give hearts to the whole school. Thanks to Clytie who suggested that I come a read this post.

  4. Debbie


    February 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    what a sweet entry for valentines day!! i love the idea of such a small school, so much better for the kids to develop in!!

    visiting because clytie said i should and i adore clytie, i’m so glad i did!!

  5. Beth Niquette


    February 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Sissy is right–this post is the perfect one to highlight this Guest Heart Thursday. What a wonderful heartwarming story. You made my day. (grin)

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