Valentine’s Day is not a big deal around here. I kinda think the expectation to buy your significant other a gift on this day is almost silly. Didn’t we just spend big bucks a few months ago for Christmas?? Now if your man gave you something nice yesterday, right on! No judgment here. I’m talking about my feelings towards the day, not how I think others should celebrate it. I just don’t like that there is a certain day that someone tells you that you’re expected to lavish each other with gifts in the name of love.
As a family, we talked about Valentine’s Day being about acts of service. We talked about how daddy can make mommy dinner. About how big brother can be extra special nice and considerate to his little brothers. This is what we want Valentine’s Day to be about.
Yesterday, we ran some errands and actually had a very successful outing. The boys did relatively good with very little bickering and complaining. And can I just say that the incentive of Jamba Juice at the end of the trip always helps. Right after the boys turned in their coins for money for Disneyland, I decided to take them to the Dollar Tree to get them each a Valentine’s Day balloon. $7 out the door and this day got a little bit more special.
These are my little people and I love them very much. We are headed to Disneyland in a few days and these tiny people are so excited…and so is their mom! When we get back, I’ll post a vacation recap here on the blog.
Thanks for reading today. I know there wasn’t a DIY or some nicely staged piece of furniture, but this is my life. That other stuff is the “when there’s time” stuff. It’s not a priority in the same way that these people are. These guys don’t fit into my life, they are my life. I am very grateful for the hobbies that the Lord has given me but they will always take a backseat to my little crew.