Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day, Rated PG

While people around me are talking about going to fancy dinners and romantic dates tonight, Valentine's Day has become like all other holidays for us, taken over by our children.

Yesterday evening was spent getting dozens of Lego Star Wars valentines adressed in wobbly first grader handwriting. Gifts this year consist of Lego kits and some family friendly movies. There will be family dinner in the kitchen instead of a candlelit restaurant.

There will be bath time and story time and everyone in bed by 9 pm.

But there will be lots of hugs and handwritten notes and telling each other how much we love each other.

That's what this day is about after all, spending time with the ones you love.  Even when most of those people still have trouble tying their own shoes.


  1. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day. It sounds like it was.

  2. Sounds just about perfect to me!! :) I agree, spending time with the ones we love regardless of their age is certainly a valid way to spend the holiday. There's only a precious handful of Valentine's Days that we'll be able to spend with our children before they move on. <3

  3. Sounds like a great day to me! The day is about love, and you have lots of love in your home.

  4. Perfect day! (P.S. I think it was G-rated) lol