Every mom, or parent for that matter, knows that Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to teach your children about love. The kind of love you have for your friends. The kind that you have for your family, the kind that you have for your community, your church, yourself...
The list goes on because there is more than one kind of love.
Just as there are many ways to love.
On Valentine's Day I like to make sure the kids have an extra special treat to share with their friends. I want them to feel special and important. Then I want them to share that feeling with their classmates.
I know I look back at all the extra things my mom did and I cherish the time she took to make me shine amongst my peers.
So Sunday I spent the day in the kitchen. Not completely unusual but this Sunday I was making a little something special for the kids to share on Valentine's Day. S'ghetti girl was thrilled with the results. Her happiness makes me happy. I will look forward to them sharing their stories of how much all their friends enjoyed the cards and treats that they shared.
For me Valentine's Day is a little bit about getting. It's about getting love back from all the love we give each day. That's what it is about remembering that the more we give love out to others, the more love we get in return.
Heart pie lollipops
So for those who think Valentine's Day isn't special, you might be missing the point.
Valentine's Day is just a way to focus on the topic and teach our families because of course we love each other every day.
It's just easier on some days than others.
LBM decorated himself for Valentine's Day