As he clicks his seat belt, I’m careful to give him an opportunity to get settled before rattling off my questions about his day. Before long we’re driving down the road together, just the two of us, enjoying several minutes of one-on-one time before picking up his younger siblings at preschool.
It’s our time to be together, and it’s often the only bit of alone time he and I are able to share in the course of a day. It’s special to us both: we can laugh, listen to his favorite music, or just talk about what’s happening in our lives. It’s something he’s commented on as being one of his favorite times of his day, and that’s true for me as well.
As parents, we sometimes focus on the big events in our children’s lives: the Christmas mornings, the birthday parties, the first days of school. When you think about it, though, the small gestures of love are what really contribute to their security, and anchor them in a way like nothing else.
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your child just how much he or she is loved. Why not share the message of the holiday all year round by doing “little things” that will mean a lot to them?
Here are six “little things” some of our favorite bloggers do to show their kiddos how much they’re loved. We hope they’ll inspire you not only on Valentine’s Day, but during the rest of the year as well.
Have a “little thing” to share? Leave it in the comments!
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