Well, we decided that Valentine's Day was going to be pay back time in a very good way. We loved the surprise and we knew our grandchildren would too. We had gotten permission from all of the parents to "heart attack" our grandchildren. We gathered our supplies, wrote our messages of love, and cut out hundreds of hearts.
I made cookie sheets full of rolled low stick painters tape to attach our hearts to the surfaces so not to cause any damage.
On the day of the attack we were ready to go.
Each family had a personalized bag.
Instead of doing all of the bedrooms we did their shared bathrooms. We chose to do three much smaller rooms instead of their seven big bedrooms! The big mirrors in the bathrooms ..... very appropriately doubled our love.
To personalize it for each child I made each one a heart garland that read
"We, Love, Child's name, Love Grandma and Papa"
Although this project took some time it
showed our love for them in a very big way.
The parents reported that the kids loved the after school surprise!
We received phone calls from every one of them
about our Valentine's Day Heart Attack!
In fact three of them came to our door
within minutes of being home
with a very excited
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