Okay, I’m about to do something I don’t do too often… I’m gonna let the crazy out of the box a bit. To make up for it, I’ve got some printable valentines that are totally boy-approved for you! I try not to be a helicopter mom and to let my kids explore and learn for themselves, but I’m still the mom and there are just some things my kids are not ready for. Big J is only five, after all. It should be years before he starts talking about girlfriends and kissing and romantic love, but I will be lucky if girls still have cooties in three years. I want to keep him little as long as possible. See… here it comes… the crazy.
While we were at the store the other night, I took Big J down the Valentine aisle and we looked at the cards. There were boxes of Ninja Turtles, Superheroes, and even Mickey Mouse asking “Be my Valentine?” or “Be Mine?” He’s five! I should still be his valentine! He should still adore me! Not some adorable little five-year-old girl with pigtail braids. And he has a very limited understanding of “mine” and it means ownership. I don’t want him thinking people can be owned. Annnnd there it is, the CRAZY. I warned you. Sooo, in my over-protective, helicopter mom moment I made him some Valentines that were focused on friendship.
Follow the link above to get your printable valentines that your boys will love. Print them out, cut them apart and attach a candy. if you like. They are formatted to 8.5×11″ and I would suggest printing them on cardstock.
I will be making some more for Big J to hand out to his friends this year, so sign up for the mailing list if you’d like to get your hands on those too. They should be going out next week. That big bar at the top of the page is what you’re looking for, just put in your email and the rest of the series will show up in your inbox.
What’s your worst helicopter mom moment?