Friday, February 8, 2013

Rituals, 14 Days of Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them

Instead of doing a "10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them" post for February, I thought I would invite you to join me for 14 days of ways to show your kids you love them. A little something to do each day leading up to Valentine's Day. Now this isn't meant to mysteriously stop the day after Valentine's Day, it's just a little something fun and a way to get started doing little things each day. Nor is it meant to take the place of saying "I love you" a million times a day.

One of our "love you rituals" is something we call Friday Fun.  We started it back when Little J was in kindergarten and look forward to it each week.  We do something simple, but something we don't have time for during the week. It's a way to reconnect after a busy week.  I encourage you to think of the loving rituals you already have in your family and cherish those or establish new ones if needed.  

ways to show your kids you love them

My kids love a picnic...even just "snack" picnics.  I packed a few after school snacks in pink and red colors before getting everyone from school.  To shake it up a bit we headed to a spot we haven't been in awhile which was a pond that has benches and some walking trails.  

ways to show your kids you love them

It's hard to believe that just six days ago we had frost and no signs of spring. We were pleasantly surprised to find the forsythia bushes  and a few daffodils starting to bloom.

signs of spring walk

The kids eagerly looked for more signs of spring as they walked.

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Lindsay said...

What fun! Sounds like it was the perfect Friday Fun!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Love these posts, and how you mother! :) Happy Valentine's Day.

Phyllis said...

I agree that rituals are very important, and that they do not have to be elaborate.

Christy Killoran said...

I love this series. It's nice to see your signs of spring; we just got 18 inches of snow!!!!!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's nice to be able to have picnic outside in February :)