28 Things I Love About You

February 15th, 2014

During the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I created a Love Swarm on the big kids’ door.  Every night, I taped a heart to the door.  On the heart, I wrote something I loved about them.

Love Swarm 2

It was a fun and silly way to celebrate my kiddos and it was actually a good parenting practice for me to focus on specific things about them that I adore.

Some of Miss Mouse’s hearts included:

  • You love to dance.
  • Your smile sparkles.
  • You let me braid your hair.
  • You read to your brother and sister.
  • You are a great big sister.


Buggie’s hearts tended to include verbs:

  • You give great hugs
  • You can jump really really high
  • You fight bad guys
  • You laugh before I even tickle you
  • You play peek-a-boo with Birdie

Each morning, they would race out their bedroom door to check the hearts, with Miss Mouse reading Buggie’s to him.  Then they’d come dive onto my bed to tell me what their heart for the day said and we’d talk about it.

One of Buggie’s said: “You help Mommy and Daddy” and I explained that I had written that one after he had helped me carry groceries in from the car the day before.

Miss Mouse had one that read: “You notice little things” and we talked about how she always comments on my jewelry or notices when Daddy gets a hair cut.

I could tell that Miss Mouse in particular, took great joy in the heart activity.  She puffed with pride and love when she read her hearts.  Mission Accomplished.

4 responses to “28 Things I Love About You”

  1. G'MOM says:

    This is such a warm, wonderful, loving project. You are so good at things like this!

  2. Emily says:

    This is such a neat idea! Something to keep in the bag of tricksforMaddie next year.

  3. […] tender age and limited ability to understand spoken English, I did not include Little Bird in the Valentine Love Swarm project I did for the big kids.  But fear not, sweet Bird.  I love you, […]

  4. Cindi Frye says:

    To do this AND to make the time to write about it is really great. How about that!

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