I wrote this piece especially for this weeks link up ‘The things we do’ over at The Adoption Social.
February 2011 was the girl first valentines day with us. None of them knew what valentines day was so I told them. Valentines day is a day for you to show the people you love just how much you love them I said. That evening I cooked them a lovely meal and decorated the table with hearts and candles. They loved it!
This is our 3rd Valentines day and I wont deny that I seem to have got it a little better each year.
Today I even impressed myself. First I decorated the table with hearts & candles.
I placed a card and a gift on each place setting.
Next I prepared all the heart shaped food!
As soon as they came home from school they very excitedly dressed in their newly purchased princess dresses and sat down for a banquet fit for a queen!
After their feast they drank (non alcoholic) grape wine, ate heart shaped cookies and settled down to watch a princess movie.
They all went to bed with smiles! (sadly the sound of the wind battering the house has kept them awake but hey, we cant win em all)
I fear I may be making it impossible for them to be impressed by valentines treats when they’re older, I imagine them saying to future partners ‘its lovely, but my mum did it so much better’! I’m secretly glad, I don’t want them to settle for second best, I want them to know that they’re worthy of so much more and that they deserve to be loved and cherished.