It’s nearing to the end of February and the “month of love” is starting to slowly turn into bunnies and chocolate focus. I’m all for a holiday or a day that turns me towards chocolate. Yes, Hi – my name is Shaveh and I’m a chocoholic. I’m slowly starting to train myself to enjoy more refined tastes of it because, this sister isn’t getting any younger. Plus my gutt just hates me when I put sugary things into it now because baby number 3 ruined that for me. But I will continue to force it in there because, come on! It just tastes SO GOOD!!!Anyway, that wasn’t the point of my post today. I am actually wanting to share what we like to do for our kids on Valentines day.
Tim and I have never really been ones to celebrate Valentines day – I honestly feel it’s a poor excuse to go out and waste money on an evening that’s hyped and over priced – when you can hold out until the next day and do exactly the same thing. Plus – we “get” each other and know what flicks our switches and as much as dressing up and going out is nice and fun – simple pleasures keep us happier together.
So – with that all in mind – I do think though, that it’s a great day to make my kids feel special and thought of. I remember growing up and always coming home at the end of Valentine’s Day, to a chocolate or rose on my dinner plate in the evening from my parents. My Dad giving me a hug and to this day he still messages and wishes me Happy Valentines day.
I really enjoyed that feeling – whatever the day had been like. Sometimes I got one rose, others I got 50 and then there were those many that I got nothing at all. I had the security blanket and knowledge that my parents had taken the time to think of me. So I am carrying on the tradition with mine.
Like I’ve mentioned recently, I’ve started drawing again and using those images to portray messages. Before I say more, also understand that we ALWAYS wake up on “Valen times” day to have precious hand made cards shoved in our faces and written with such thoughtful love and care – it was time to up my game.
So I did cards for our kids and had purchased their chocolates in the states, on our trip. I’ve always made a plan to get them something in years gone by – but I could see there was something different about this one. Tim and I both wrote little nuggets to each one (even though Jude is only three, he needed to be included as well). The girls took the time to sit and read them and have treasured our little cards since we handed them over. They are completely loving the idea of me drawing our life out and what they mean. So, high five to my hubby and here’s what it was like in picture form.
We have and always will do spontaneous things to make each other feel special, but this is a tradition I will not apologise for and will continue to shower over my children. They are deserving of simple love and a focus on them once in a while. Why not have some fluff on Valen-times day 😍