The ramblings of a mother of 3, substitute teacher, wife, chef/short-order cook, taxi driver, and finder of all things lost.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Can You Feel The Love?
Happy Love Thursday everyone! Instead of the typical post of how love is shown to me, I want to tell about how I show love. If you live at my house, you hear it daily, I tell them all I love you as they leave for school and when I tuck them in bed, and sometimes just randomly because something made me think of them. I like to text it at unexpected moments, too. It confuses them, sometimes they think they did something wrong. Heh...
But there are other ways I show love:
~I do laundry every other day, I wash it, dry it, fold it and put it in their rooms, or away depending on their age and how much I feel like cleaning out the drawers.
~Weekly while menu planning I try to take into account their favorites and add one from each family member to the menu.
~I drive and drive and drive children some more to get them to their favorite activities. If they want to be involved in something, I try never to say no.
~Homework help is always a yes, I never turn down a request if someone needs help with homework, even if that means I don't do or go somewhere I was planning.
~I cook, a lot, we seldom go out to eat, eat fast food, or eat frozen meals. I buy the groceries and cook the food most nights a week. I work very hard to prepare healthy options at every meal, there is always a fruit and always a vegetable. (I didn't say they always ate it, I said I made it!)
There are lots of tiny ways to show them love as well, like notes in their lunches at school, notes on the bathroom mirror when they get up in the morning, notes if I leave for the day and they come home before I do, their favorite food or snack in the cupboard, a book they've been wanting to read magically appearing on their bed or any number of little things. They may not know that what I do in a day is done simply because I love them, they may not realize it consciously, but I hope somewhere in their subconscious, they know that all those little and big things are because I love them!