Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day



At night before bed, the girls enjoy sharing one rose and one thorn each. (Ellie learned the habit of sharing one good thing/one bad thing about your week at bible study and they've adapted the practice for daily home use.) This week all three of us had the same thorn - we missed Daddy who was away on a business trip. Tonight Ellie was eager to share her rose: Daddy's home! (I considered the cookie bouquet a lovely salve on Valentine's Day!)

7 comments:

RobMonroe said...

What fun! Stinks he was gone, but it does make for a happy reunion, right?

Sarahlynn said...

A three-day business trip didn't seem like a ridiculously long time to me, but to the kids it was huge. I just love that they have a framework for naming and discussing their feelings. :-)

Emom said...

YUM!....fun!....smiles.

bingol said...

You are such a Christian.

Sarahlynn said...

Mainly, I'm a copycat. The Valentine's table and pretty much all my other "creative" parenting moments are just me imitating my mother.

bingol said...

That proves it! If you were a _Jewish_ copycat mother, your creative parenting would involve ripping your daughters hearts from their chests, then complaining that they brought treif into the house.

Sarahlynn said...

Oh, so *that's* how it works! I always wondered. Now I can modify my parenting approach accordingly.