Bennett needed a Valentine’s box. He’s one that will come home from school ready to take on the project immediately and then change his mind a couple times. He wanted an angry bird box. He then changed his mind to a pig box. He was afraid the pig wouldn’t hold all his valentine’s so we started sorting legos to make an angry bird lego box. After getting all the kids to sort, we couldn’t get the angry bird to look right only using the straight edges of a lego. Plan D: A magformer’s valentines box. Easy as could be and didn’t require a trip to the store.
Hallie on the other hand was just lamenting the fact that she had graduated from Valentine’s boxes. She’s done some great ones over the years and she was sad to not participate this year. And then she came home from school today – the day before Valentine’s – and excitedly exclaimed her teacher said those who wanted to bring in a box could – or they could use a wal-mart bag for the optional Valentine’s that may or may not be passed out. It’s 5th grade after all.
I thought a wal-mart bag sounded great. But Hallie wanted a box – perhaps her last box ever (insert sarcastic and dramatic voice). I had just said yesterday I wish I could make her a unicorn box because it would be so cute and I’m not sure any of her brothers will let me convince them to use it. Hallie was against my unicorn idea.
I started rummaging through cupboards to find something she could use. I found our old cookie jar in the back of a deep kitchen cabinet and instantly a pinterest picture popped in my head. Put another container inside the cookie jar and fill the edges with M&Ms. Hallie jumped at the idea. A trip to Wal-mart and then to Walgreens (no valentine m&m’s at Wal-mart?!?) to collect candy and 10 minutes later she had her valentine’s box. Maybe not as cute as a unicorn – but just as functional and way easier.