Hello there! So sorry for the radio silence. I have been away from this space for a few months just because, well, I moved, and life has been crazy, I have felt out of sorts, to be quite honest. Moving across country is big, and I think bigger than I imagined. There were some really good, comforting things about where we were living in New England. I had a system, my space, my support system, my life. It wasn’t perfect, nothing ever is, but I am a creature of habit, and anything that involves change usually shakes me up. But, San Diego is a beautiful place, and my son is in a beautiful school, and I am getting settled out here. If I am honest, change is something that I probably need thrust upon me from time to time. So, here we are already Valentine’s Day, a lovely holiday to celebrate with kids, and a good excuse to get back to this space and sharing things I love to do with my son.
Now that Rowan is an official preschooler, I am for the first time excited about Valentine’s day. Pre-baby I was never a fan of this holiday. Pressure to conjure up romance just because it is February 14th was never my cup of tea. Like New Year’s, I kind of object to being forced to “have fun” just because the calendar tells me I must. But now that Rowan is older and gets it, these holidays are taking on new meaning. It is fun to create things, celebrate and make sweet memories.
This is a simple, no brainer idea that allowed Rowan to create Valentines all by himself. I will admit that it took a couple of days to get him to complete all 19, but he did it. I just cut out the hearts and added the wording. He did all the painting.