We had a pretty low-key Valentine’s Day here as a family. Simon and I played with cars and little people, and read books all morning. I also threw a pot roast and some veggies into the crock pot, to burble away all day until supper time. When I dropped the big, fat, roast into a pan to brown it first, Simon was all amazed at the sizzling hunk of meat on the stove. I explained to him what I was doing and he learned the word “roast“. For the rest of the day, he would point at the crock pot, and very seriously comment: “Roas!”
When he awoke from his nap, it was time to scarf down a late lunch and head out as a family to our weekly music class. This is one of my favorite parts of our week, especially since Jeramy is able to attend this semester. Daddy’s presence at the classes has really helped Simon to come out of his shell, and the sight of him dancing around the room, and tapping in tune with the music just makes my motherly pride soar.
After supper, we gave Simon a new set of paints. He really likes to use brushes when we paint, so I thought a simple child’s set of pan watercolors and a few new brushes would be something he would love. I was right. He really enjoyed dipping his brush in the water, gathering paint onto his brushes, and sliding them onto the paper. He even began using some Jackson Pollock-esque techniques, splattering the brushes around. (As an Artist-Mom I was thrilled to see him so adventurous with paint.)
The rest of my evening consisted of tea, cookies, and legos with my husband. Yes, we really are that nerdy.
Happy Valentine’s Day!