It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sensory Table: Valentine Bouquet

Michael always sends Nan and Jo a bouquet of flowers for Valentines Day. He has them delivered so the girls get the whole experience of a special delivery just for them and unwrapping them even if he doesn't get to be here to see their faces. He does this because he wants our girls to expect this sort of behavior for their future mates...not necessarily the flowers but the feelings that gift evokes. I don't get flowers from Michael because years ago I told him it wasn't important to me. I would rather use the money differently. Consequently, Michael and I do not exchange Valentine gifts. We have explained that to our girls. We like for them to see both sides of the issue. Because, honestly, stuff like this easily becomes an issue in marriages, doesn't it?


The girls have been watching their flowers slowly fade so it was time to destroy examine them more closely.

In the Sensory table today: a variety plants from a mixed bouquet that included a dozen roses and some lilies, butter knives, magnify glasses, and our barely functioning sensory table microscope.

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