With Valentine’s Day coming up, I started thinking about what cute things I could do for my kids. As I was searching Pinterest, bless all of those sweet blogger’s hearts for putting all of their creative ideas together in one place, I came across an idea of something I’ve done in the past with my kids, but with a twist.
A couple of years ago, I cut out a million little paper hearts and wrote on each of them something about my kids that I loved about them, or made them so special, or a characteristic about them that I was thankful for. I heart attacked their bedroom doors with the hearts about them, so that when they woke up Valentine’s morning, they could see a bunch of the reasons that I love them individually. They LOVED it and even kept some of the hearts in their rooms. If you haven’t done this before, I highly recommend it!
I came across a blog by Kristin Hewitt, and she had a fun twist on this idea. Instead of us writing on the hearts what we love about our children, we have them write things that THEY love about THEMSELVES! What a great way to teach our children self love! In a world that is less kind than we would prefer it to be, what a great way to help our children realize how amazing they truly are! She even goes one step further and challenges the moms (and dads) that follow her to do it for themselves as well. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our children and their well being, that we forget to remember how amazing we are too!
So I’m going to pass along her challenge to you.
“I hope you too will take the February self-love challenge and start thinking about yourself. How awesome you are, how brave you were to birth those beautiful babies, and how strong you are every single day holding your family together. Let’s celebrate ourselves and our kids this month, and give us all some love, understanding, and compassion with a side dish of confidence!” ~ Kristen Hewitt