It’s mornings like today that I know that I’m doing something right as a mum!
I set my alarm for 5:15am today, 15minutes before my usual wake-up time, so that I could make the boys crumpets for breakfast for Valentines Day. After whipping up a quick and easy batter, I jumped into the shower, then set the table with two little treats compliments of Woolies…just a small token of today.
I walked into their room saying “Morning. Happy Valentines Day my boys. Mummy loves you so so much”. Riley jumped up quickly and gave me the biggest hug and kiss. Ethan laid for a minute or two and then turned around with tears streaming down his face (my emotional child!) saying I love you so much too mum, with all my heart. After getting them both to the table for their crumpets, hot chocolate and treats, we started chatting as we usually do at the breakfast table. When Riley is awake, the conversation is usually very animated! When it’s just Ethan, we sit in relative silence, mostly so as not to wake Riley who only leaves for school just before 8am. Anyway, I digress…
After lots more cuddles with the both of them and a few more tears from Ethan, Riley handed over his chocolate to me. He said that he wants me to have it because he loves me so much. To which Ethan then pipes up: mum, I had planned to get you roses at the market today at school. I told him not to worry and that he should rather spend the money on himself and maybe get his brother something as well, something which he usually does. But he insisted that he wanted to get flowers for me to show me how much he loves me.
One of the things that I really want to teach my boys is to know that they are loved tremendously, and I want them to be able to love back – and show that love freely – with all their hearts.
Happy Valentines Day y’all xxx