February 15, 2014

Celebrate | Ugly Dolls




When our kids were little, my cousin gave us an Uglydoll. Glenda said, "Every home should have an Uglydoll." When she or her husband had to travel they would sneak their Uglydoll into the other person's suitcase. We then started a little tradition in our home. We hide our Uglydoll around the house. When someone finds it, it is a reminder that he or she is loved and then it is hidden again. (I would show a picture of it, but it is somewhere waiting to be found.)

A few months ago, I shared this story with my class. I also told them how my kids even made their own versions of the "ugly doll" with Mammie a number of years ago. And then it hit me! Ask mom if she will help me make them for my students! My wonderful mother agreed. I was able to cut and stuff them, but my mom did all the sewing and magic! We used buttons from her old tin can and fabric that had been given to me.

Yesterday was a snow day! I have to wait until next week to share my valentines!




Happy Valentine's Day!
In our family, we have a little Uglydoll that we hide
around the house. When someone finds it, it is a
reminder that he or she is loved and then it is hidden
again. Here is an "ugly doll" for your family. It was
made with love by my mom and me.
Love,
Mrs. Druart

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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


18 comments:

  1. What a great gift and a great Valentine's gift!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see their faces on Tuesday!

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  2. Wow...what a way to give the gift of love and encourage more love in your students' homes. Kudos to you and your mom. I think I'll get out my sewing machine on the next snow day to make one for our family. Every home should have an Uglydoll!

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    1. I'm tickled to think of you making one for your family!

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  3. Uglydolls?!?! I love this idea!! What lucky students you have!!

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  4. What a great idea! Love needs to be shared even if it is through an Uglydoll! I can't wait to hear what they say and the stories they will tell. I hope you continue to share them!

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    1. Thank you, Leigh Anne! I will be sure to share!

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  5. Oh, my word. Your gift is really a life lesson in what love is all about. As Michelle said, lucky students!

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    1. Tara, thank you so much. I feel blessed to be their teacher!

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  6. This is just so wonderful. I can imagine all of the talk and stories this will inspire. You might be starting a tradition for some of these children that will be with them for years.

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    1. Oh Carrie, how true! I was hoping to spread the love, but I had forgotten about the talk and the stories the ugly dolls will inspire!

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  7. Your are giving such a lovely gift to your students. These dolls have double magic in them - some from you and some from your mom. Lovely celebration.

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  8. I love this! I thinking this could make a great end of year gift too! I just love the idea of stumbling on love when and where you least expect it!

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    1. It would be a great end of the year gift!

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  9. What a terrific Valentine's day gift for your students! It will be so much fun for them to take them home and share with their families! I bet there will be lots of new Ugly Doll traditions starting!

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