Love Week- Days 1 & 2
A few years ago, I started decorating for Valentine's Day like a party, streamer and balloons,etc. Then, a couple years ago, we expanded the V-day celebrations into 'Love Week'. My kids look forward to this every year. I put up the decor, it isn't expensive, note the construction paper hearts. These are kids we're talking about. They don't care. I also planned a nice Chinese dinner and heart shaped brownies and ice cream. I loved that Valentine's landed on Monday, so our FHE was about love. I read Mosiah 4:14 to them and asked them how we could 'fight and quarrel one with another' less. "Well, Adam could not pick on me." "And Hunter could try to not be annoying." "You're both annoying." Yeah, that's how our FHE usually goes. Anyway, I then read them the next verse, which says- "But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another." I challenged each of them to do two things this week. One- make a 'love letter' for each person in the family. Two-perform an act of service for someone this week. If they do both things, they get a treat on Friday. Sound like bribery? It is. Oh, well.
This is our love letter box. The kids get a love letter from me or my husband, or some kind of treat everday. This is also where they can leave notes for each other.
Todays notes from me look like this.
Inside is a baby picture of each child and a little note about something they did as a baby that I loved.
I don't think you can tell or show your kids that you love them enough. This week is sort of an overload of loving, but hopefully, one that they'll be able to look back on and know that they are loved.