I know it's not until next week, but with all of the pink I encountered at Target Sunday, I thought I would jot down some thoughts swirling in my head.
I remember my mother making little goody packages for us on Valentines Day. They usually contained some kind of chocolate and socks and underwear with valentine's decor of some sort. They were always wrapped in heart wrapping paper.
When I got older, but still before kids, Valentine's Day didn't really mean anything. Even after we were married, it didn't seem to matter other than spending money we didn't have on cards that we didn't need.
Then I had kids and I want to make it special for them. That is why I am brought back to remember the little goodies we got as kids.
I can't exactly give my two boys pink heart underwear...I don't think they'd be impressed.
Last year was the first year I put together a little goody bag. I got each of them a little stuffed animal with hearts. They were actually VERY excited about them.
It was a little unusual though because we spent Valentine's Day last year on the road to go get Noah's PINK cast off from his broken wrist (Remember this post from last year?)
So I am thinking ahead to this year. The stuffed animals from last year are still among the boys' favorite toys so I am not sure if I should get them new ones this year or not. How old are they when they no longer want to receive silly little stuffed animals? I am limited with candy for Noah since I need to avoid the color red in any treats.
Valentine's Day is on Saturday this year, and I will be at a bell conference all morning. But then we will have the afternoon to do something fun as a family.
So this is where I open it up to you. What do you do for your children for Valentine's Day, if anything? Any ideas?