One of my strongest memories of my childhood is that every Valentine’s Day, my dad would buy a special box of chocolates just for me. Even when I got married, he asked my husband to go out and buy me a special box from him. It’s the little things, ya know? So I find this little bouquet from my husband to my daughter pretty darn charming.
Every Valentine’s Day, I make a point to do something special for my kids. It generally falls during the week, so it involves me getting up extra early to make them a nice breakfast. Bonus points for it being on Sunday this year! I could sleep in and make them a nice brunch!
Of course, I needed to celebrate my Valentine as well.
Expensive? Uh, no. I literally purchased everything at the dollar store. For less than $10 (no joke!), I was able to create a perfectly obnoxious Valentine’s Day table for us to enjoy.
I used some black plates (again–dollar store) to write a personal message on everyone’s plate. I know. I write like a 3-year old. Chalk is not my thing.
And then I looked at my plate. Poor mom. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
Regardless, it was fun to take some time as a family to celebrate the day….
and to see how giddy my kids get over candy and a couple of personal messages–not matter how old they are. #teenagersarestillkids
I hope you had an awesome Valentine’s Day too! I’ll bet I’m not alone in this. What do you do for your kids/family on this day?