Close to the Heart

Happy a Valentine’s Day!!

Honestky I’ve gone through the day going through the motions. It’s a happy day. The children and I laughed and played but I never took the time to care or actually conceptualists what kind of day it is. All across Instagram I watch as mothers celebrate their love for their kids by decorating the doors, setting up colorful balloon booby traps that practically scream ‘you’re important!’ While I took the kids to the door the other day, pointed to the candy aisle, and said “go pick your favorite!” It’s not the same and on other years I went further out of my way, but this year I felt none of the drive and perhaps they didn’t actually care. I don’t think they preferred a candy bar bouquet to a simple bag of their choice.

It makes me wonder though … they may not care much, but when it is their time to serve their children will they celebrate as offhandedly and simply throw the child down the candy aisle? What level of responsibility do I have to show the girls how to make the world a special and decorated place?   How much more can I push the limits of failing at the little things as a parent? I admit I don’t fail at the big things, but these finishing touches may leave a few rough edges I simply can’t reach on my own.

A Hallmark holiday that simply means, to us, that the strawberries are going to be the freshest they’ll be all year round in the grocery store. And for that we celebrate.

One thought on “Close to the Heart

  1. The simple traditions are the ones that last. Your not a failure for not decorating the door
    house, whatever. That is the world of merchandising. “Buy more, spend more, that’s what counts.”
    NO, No, No. that’s not what counts. Your chocolate covered strawberries are the best Valentine’s tradition, for your kids. Simple, yummy, what more could you ask?
    There is no doubt at your house. The kids know, as everyone else does, that they are your world and you couldn’t love them more.
    Stop beating yourself!

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