“Don’t you think you go a little overboard on the Valentine boxes?”
No, I do not. I think that most parents do the best they can in whatever ways they can. Some parents grow all of their children’s food. Some parents travel the globe with their children. Some parents are full-time volunteers at their child’s school. Some parents write the checks that pay for expensive classroom supplies. Most parents do a little bit of many different things. We work together on school projects, verbally quiz spelling words while cooking, spend entire days speaking in rhyme and allow our children to use real tools while contributing to our home renovations.
We do what we can just like everyone else. We are all raising great children.