The girls have been working on their valentines. Baby A chose to make bookmarks, and B opted for the very ambitious task of making rainbow loom bracelets for everyone in her class.
Valentines are due to school today (Wednesday), and A finished her bookmarks Monday night. B was not tracking quite as well. As of Monday night, she still had 8 or so bracelets to make, plus she had to write her classmates' names on the package and assemble everything together.
B made a couple of bracelets before supper on Tuesday (after she finished her homework). After supper, it was all hands on deck. I suggested that A help B, and I was so pleasantly surprised that was amenable to everyone.
B didn't balk at wanting to do everything herself, and A didn't boast that she was already finished and had time to do something else. Everyone pitched in, and -- although it meant we were 20 minutes late for bed -- we got it done!
While B concentrated on writing her classmates' names on the cards, A finished making the last few bracelets. She then helped me put the bracelets in the little bags. And then she painted some cardstock that B would need to finish off the envelopes. That was a big test in my mind. Both girls LOVE to do anything with paint. But B didn't bat an eye when A -- solo -- got to don her smock and do her thing with some paint and a Q-tip.
I love how the girls' valentines turned out. I love that they wanted to make something for their classmates. But above all, I love-love-love how they banded together to get the task done on Tuesday night.
This is a great valentine present to this mama...seeing my girlies working towards a common goal so seamlessly.
Happy Valentine's Day to me!!!