Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ll admit we haven’t done a thing to the house, got ready for the kids, or each other. In fact, Caleb won’t even be home that night. If you’re thinking how horrible that is, then you and I view Valentine’s quite differently.
Yes, I love showing my people I love them and yes I enjoy the pink and red little holiday. However, love shouldn’t be just shown one day, it should be expressed every day and in little ways all the time. So, we’ll find little trinkets for the kids and we’ll find time this month to get out together, and we will do something nice for dinner as a family. But it won’t be extravagant AND that’s ok!
This month for the Kids Behind the Blog, we’re checking in on their thoughts on Valentine’s!
And if you’re new around here, each month I ask my kiddos a handful of questions that the TKBTB hosts provide and then share those answers with us in a link-up post the second Wednesday of each month. Check out last month here!
Question 1:// What does the word LOVE mean to you?
Carson: Someone cares for you.
Jack: Excited, joyful.
Question 2:// Kids Choice! How do you want to spend Valentine’s Day?
Carson: Eating candy.
Ava: I want to wear pink and eating candy.
Jack: How we normally spend it. I wake up early.
Question 3:// Do you have a Valentine? If so, who? Ok – so I got their answers 🙂 However in the spirit of saving their precious little hearts that are just forming, I will NOT be sharing. As they get older there is a point where I respect their grown up characteristics. This is one of those times. Instead, I’ll be sharing what they’re sharing with their classmates on Valentine’s Day.
Carson: Shark gels and Life Saver Gummies.
Ava: Tsum Tsum tattoos.
Jack: Life Saver Gummies and Cards. I’m not excited to write all the cards.
Question 4:// How many days are in the month of February?
Carson: 28 sometimes 29.
Ava: 28, 29 every 4 years.
Jack: 28 (he looked at the calendar!)
Question 5:// How do you show someone you love them?
Carson: You do good things to them back if they do good things to you.
Ava: By saying you love them and by doing something kind.
Jack: Saying you love them, hugging and kissing them, and being kind to them.
Caleb and I were talking about how maybe we need to start having more grown up conversations about what love really is and how important certain aspects are to love and be loved. As they get older, instilling strong values of love and kindness towards the people they love is something really important to us. They’ve already got some big ideas of their own going (compassion?!) and like I said *sigh* they’re getting so old now! Real crushes exist and we aren’t too far off from boyfriends are girlfriends (yes years! LOTS and lots of years away, but still it creeps up…)
As for some of their sillier answers, Ava is thrilled about her Valentine’s! She picked them out with her Mom weeks ago and has had them signed and ready to go now for quite some time. The boys you ask? Well, theirs are still sitting on the kitchen counter… Maybe we have longer than I worry on these two 😉
The funniest part about all of this was Jack when I asked how many days there are in February. He walks away and leaves the room without a word then comes in and goes “Yea ok 28”. He had to double check the calendar haha. That kid. He also definitely wins my heart over with the hugs and kisses piece <3
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s? A special date with your Valentine or maybe a nice family outing? Or maybe you’re like us and it’s not quite on the holiday radar! Tell me I’m not alone.