It seems like when people talk about coming from a large family, their biggest complaint is that they didn’t get the attention they wished they wanted. Having a large family, that is always one of my concerns. I don’t want my kids to feel like they aren’t loved or cared about because I was busy helping the babies, and they felt neglected in some area of life.
I love to make holiday’s fun in some way. I’m still working on this in a major way. But I’m slowly getting better at making the “super fun for kid” holiday’s awesome.
As I got thinking about it, I decided I need to give each of my kids their own Valentine’s Day heart attack. 🙂 I always thought that was so fun to see/do growing up. I also thought it’d be a great way to show each of the kids that I was thinking about them (as an individual) and that I took the time to do something specifically for them.
It was such a fun surprise for them. I did it while they were in school so they had no idea that it was going on. It also (somehow!) worked out that my littles (the 3 that aren’t in school) were super pre-occupied and didn’t come searching me out until after I’d finished their rooms (which I did first). No idea how I lucked out.
All you’ve got to do is cut out a bunch of hearts. I have a Shilloutte — which I think was a necessity with how many hearts I had to do for all the kids, lol. It took a bit of time still, but not too bad. I cut out 20 hearts for each of the kids. I wrote little sayings on about half of the hearts. I grabbed some masking tape, and headed up to their bedrooms. I decided to decorate their closet doors so they could see them, and be reminded that they’re loved.
It’s simple, adorable, and the kids were so thrilled to find a fun surprise in their room when they got home (or for the littles, I had them close their eyes as they walked in their rooms. Even my 18 month old was so excited about it).
Do you have a tradition you like to do on Valentine’s Day for your kids?