When the kids woke up this morning they noticed the first heart I taped to the bathroom wall. It had a smiley face and another said I love you. Amy V. would be SO proud of me! They had such fun running around the house finding all the hearts I had placed for them-- on the doors, windows, their chairs (which said "Mommy loves their name"). I can't believe I was actually considering being a party-pooper! (Edited to add that JenIG has sorta redeemed herself although the makin's of a rebellion is punishable by something horrible, I'm sure).
Each kid (baby included) got their own little heart-shaped box of chocolate that I paid a whopping .94 cents for at Wal-mart. They drank their milk in V-day decorated cups and ate their chocolate for breakfast. If you could only see the great big smiles on their faces!!!
I also stole Amy V's idea and took a red sharpie to draw a heart on the palm of their hand. When they look at it, the heart means I love them...and the dot in the middle of it reminds them that Jesus loves them (and reminds them of his sacrifice on the cross of Calvary).
They have been playing merrily ever since-- I think it was the chocolate for breakfast that did the trick. Oh and here is the conversation that ensued after the sugar rush died down a little.
Tank: Come and see!!! COME AND SEE!!!
Dash: Oooo, it DID change the color of the water! The juice must've come out to make it red. And the gummy is very gooey-- almost changing into floam.
Mommy: Floam? What's that?
Dash: That means very stretchy. (spreads his arms out wide)
Mommy: So was your hypothesis correct?
Tank: Mommy, every time I put my ear on the tv, it stings me and shocks me! hahahahahah!!! (runs around the room like a spaz)
Dash: Yup, it was corrrrrrrect!
I just love my boys. They warm my heart and make me smile.
Have a great Valentine's Day y'all!
Now we're off to bake a heart-shaped cake for dh. I know, I know...it's a bit overboard on the heart thing, huh? But the kids love it!