With new, stricter school food policies, we opted for fun Valentine pencils (from the dollar store!). Gone are the days of baking cupcakes to take in for your birthday or a party. All food brought to share must be STORE BOUGHT! Yuck! Also, they are now suggesting only "healthy" treats be brought in to share. So, for last years' birthdays we brought fruit cups and juice boxes, this year we made goodie bags with stickers and pencils in a decorated brown lunch bag. I know they will still get some of the red heart suckers, conversation hearts, etc., but not like when I was a kid! I hope their friends all like the pencils instead of candy. I'm sure they will, who doesn't like a brand new pencil?
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day with their sweethearts, and to my mom and dad who were married on Feb 14, 1970, Happy 39th anniversary!