For Those You Love Most
What a wild ride this last week has been! Like many other states, Virginia schools are closed for at least two weeks. Lots of restaurants are offering drive-thru or delivery only. Local governments are closed. Our spring Apple Blossom Festival the first weekend in May has been canceled – and that’s huge! The only other time it was canceled was during WWII. Today, people are panicking, store shelves are empty, and who knows how long it will last?
Still…we are Americans. We are strong and we will overcome this if we work together. Already people are working together to make sure their neighbors are safe and healthy. They’re working to be sure the elderly have what they need during this pandemic. My hope is that we will all join together to conquer this as we always have conquered things that come against our country. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay clean.
But even though lots of schools are doing online education and sending plans to parents for daily instruction, kids get bored. They need something to do. Kids need to be creative – and Paper Pumpkin is here for you. The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about families and since you probably are self-quarantining or social distancing, cards are a perfect way to connect with families. This kit offers a wonderful way to work with your kids to create cards to send to family members.
You can always send Facebook, messenger, text, or e-mail messages to family, but receiving a real card in the mail is so much better. I have saved all my friends’ cards they’ve sent me via snail mail. It just seems more personal and real.
It’s easy to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. You can do a month to month subscription or you can prepay your limited subscription. You can work on the projects with your kids which adds another layer to the “families coming together” during the pandemic. Everything you need to create the cards is included in your kit – except scissors. And really, who doesn’t have scissors? And this is an awesome project to help kids who need help with cutting or other small motor skills.
Think about Paper Pumpkin to help connect with family members and friends during this trying time. It’s a fun thing to do with you kids, and it’s a wonderful way to connect with families.
One last thing – when you need to catch leprechauns, you need the best trap, right? Here’s Amelia’s leprechaun trap today. (Oh, my gosh – I love this girl!)
OMGosh – I remember building a leprechaun trap with my boys when they were little! Amelia looks adorable in her St. Patrick’s Day outfit 🙂
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She didn’t realize it was St. Pat’s Day. As soon as she did, she ran to change into something green. I think Wesley is going to hide a leprechaun in the trap tonight. I wish I could see her face when she finds it!! (She also built a trap to catch her dad, but that’s another story.)