The other day, my daughter said to me, "Mom, let's make a Valentines Day house." At first I thought to myself, a Valentines Day house??? I don't know about that. I then realized, that she has good ideas too and I need to take the time to listen to them. Why not a Valentines day house. It's happy with happy colors, sure, "I said, Let's do it." The more I thought about it the better idea I thought it was. Sometimes as moms we can lead our kids to do the things that we want to do, the crafts or the ideas. Well, I am realizing that at some point you have to let your kids take the lead and listen because they have good ideas too! The other thing was, the last craft we did in our house before moving out was our Halloween haunted house. I realized this would be a dual purpose for us. Even though I am pressed for time this week, we have started the Happy Valentines Day house. Tomorrow morning we will put the finishing decorations on our house and then use it as a Valentines card holder. What we learned: Creating new memories will bring comfort to us. What I learned: letting your child come up with their own ideas will bring them confidence, creativity, excitement and joy. To sit back and let my daughter take the lead will be good for both of us. What we shared: quality time, laughs, love and new traditions.
Enjoy your memory making and next time let your kid take the lead.
Happy Valentines Day week! Dyan