However, when you have children in the house, especially a preschool child in love with all things pink, heart-shaped and love on every day, it is impossible to pass by this day devoted to those very things. So I gave it a go, and I’ll admit it, we had fun.
For sure nice to have a devoted idea for what has become our Friday craft day.
When actual Valentine’s day rolls around, I am sorely unprepared. I don’t have roses or candy or chocolate or big heart anythings. I did have presents from Christmas that I had exchanged so got them an addition to their train tracks and Bal picked up VReader stories from the US when he was there since they are way cheaper. Still, I hadn’t wrapped them or anything. While the girls ate breakfast, I snuck into the garage and found big PINK bags with PINK tissue and presented them with their Vday gifts. I should have just given them the damn pink tissue since that seemed to be the biggest hit!
I create a Love Party for them with dollies all lined up holding pink and purple cut-out hearts. I run the girls in to see this ‘surprise’ and they squeal and jump up and down and I am reminded again that it really is the simple things that matter. We play Post Office as I have snuck in some more paper hearts and a couple of red suckers I found into our play mailbox. Are you kidding me? Red suckers at 11am is the COOLEST thing EVER apparently.
Soon after lunch, I run out of heart steam.
Don’t worry, I didn’t slave over a hot stove all day. An easy roast with wine in hand while Kaya added the final touches to our centerpiece candle setting.Then, I have to admit, the girls are driving me bonkers while I finish dinner preps. Bal takes them upstairs, I enjoy my wine in silence and when I call them down for dinner, they came armed with 4 sets of heart glasses.
If you saw our Christmas card, you will know this is not contrived at all. This is just what our kooky little family does.