My 4 year old came home from pre-school the other day and said to me, "Mommy, you always fill my bucket!" (He sure knows how to fill MY bucket!) His teacher had read a book called "Have You Filled A Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids" by Carol McCloud and David Messing. I love the concept. He now talks about "the bucket" all the time... and how important it is to fill others buckets instead of emptying them.
When we decided to create our own Valentine cards, he made the following picture and story (which he dictated to me) for his big sister who is far away at college. I had to share this "bucket filling" story.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!