Jackson was really excited about Valentine's Day, which he calls Just Because I Love You Day, just as he's excited about most holidays. His preschool class had a Valentine's party last Thursday, so we prepared little cards for his class. I made his name traceable on the back of each card since it was such a small space to fit his name. He did such a great job tracing his name legibly on all 15 cards. I asked him if he wanted to take a break part way through and he said, "I don't need a break. I don't get tired."
When he got home from school he emptied his box of goodies and picked out a sucker. He was even willing to give Owen a sucker to show him that he loves him.
The next day Jackson told me that he wanted to make me a card. He told me he wanted to make one because he loves me. He said he loved me because I give him water as well as listing off a few other day-to-day things that I do for him. It was so sweet that he listed things that seem like mundane tasks but obviously mean something to him. The bear card is a card he made at school. The card with all the hearts is the one he made for me at home. It's a punching robot, another robot, and a bunch of "I love you hearts," in his words.
Mary and I left for Chicago Valentine's Day afternoon, but Jonathan and I made heart-shaped waffles for the boys that morning. They also each got a dry erase crayon board and mini M&Ms.