My favorite Valentine

Last night, after the boys were in bed, I got out the construction paper, glue, stickers and glitter.  I made a Valentine’s Day card for each of them.  I love doing little things like that for them, and it’s extra fun when it’s a surprise.  B is onto me — he knew he’d be getting a card.  He specifically asked that it come *in the mail* because I usually just hand them to them.  (I was behind schedule, so Dan brought them in “from the mailbox” this afternoon, which really means we hid them in our foyer after I made them last night.)  Since they knew the cards were coming, I also made each of the boys a glittery heart with their name on it as a surprise, which I stuck to their doors (above the as yet not taken down Advent calendars) last night while they were sleeping.

This morning, after the boys had been up for a while (I was already in the shower) B saw the heart on his door and got really excited.  He ran to check to see if Liam had one, and was thrilled to show him.  Then he checked our bedroom door.  When he saw there wasn’t one on there, he asked Dan, “Daddy, can we make one for Mommy’s door?”

I got out of the shower just in time to see Dan attaching my new valentine to my bedroom door.  It’s wonderful.  I love it.  It’s pink and it has a big heart, with lots of stickers and authentic Benjamin & Liam artwork on it.  It is my most favorite Valentine’s gift I’ve ever gotten.  I feel so loved, and I feel so amazed by my thoughtful, loving, kind 3 year old son who wanted to make sure that I got a special heart on my door for Valentine’s Day, too.