Had to get that one out of my system. It seems like it is raining men, or little men, in the Martin house. Sometimes I hear myself tell people that I have six sons and I actually have to pause because I shock myself. Like wait, that can't be right, can it? We need to find a family of six little ladies all around my boys' ages and betrothe them all. Then we can just skip all the future dates and broken hearts and drama. Sounds good.
Anyhoo, when it comes to Valentine's Day and I dream of how to show my main man how much I love him, I can't help but plan on giving all my boys something to let them feel loved and cherished. Not to fret! Maggie gets doted on by her Dad, and we hope to show them a glimpse of what a future relationship should look like. Just not with us....with their pre-determined spouse as previously discussed. Hee hee.
My big boys, who are almost 14, 12, and 10, feel so loved when they are fed a huge meal of something they like. One of the best treats I can give them is just to let them pick a meal. Easy peasy. These big boys also let me hug them whenever I want, so I take advantage of that and pray it never changes. We don't do kisses much, I'm just not into kissing my kids once they are past the toddler stage. Is that weird?
For my littlest men, aged 5 and 2, a little gift makes them feel very special, especially when it's something their big brothers think is cool. A special treat works for them too, maybe some chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert, and we will find a cute Valentine's show for them to watch on Netflix. while we are driving the basketball boys to all their games.
All the school kids will be getting a package of Nutella with pretzel sticks in their lunchboxes, a treat that they always look at longingly in the checkout line but I always refuse to buy. And they will each get a bracelet that I ordered for their stockings but didn't arrive until January. Valentine's Day gifts for the win!
Some years we just give them a card saying we will take them to a certain movie on the weekend, or sometimes it's a new Valentine's shirt to wear to school, or even just strawberry syrup in their milk at dinner to make it pink. Whatever it actually is doesn't matter, it truly is the thought behind it, that they are important and loved. Boys respond so well to these little acts of love and I can't stop myself from showing them who loved them first, before I get happily replaced with all of my future daughters-in-law.
As for that amazing husband of mine, well he's getting a gift he hasn't stopped talking about since he first saw it on TV! After all the basketball games, we are hoping to grab some takeout and enjoy some homemade creme brulee. He may actually get a kiss from me too, as he's the only one I want to smooch.
Have fun showing all your loved ones just how much they mean to you!!