We tend to tiptoe around whenever there is a holiday because of the backlash. I decided I was going to be passive aggressive with Valentine's Day this year and it was a success!!!
When the boys woke up I had made cinnamon rolls and made sure they knew I did it because I love them.
At lunch I made sure they knew I made it because I love them.
I made a giant heart shaped cookie and I made sure they knew I did it because I love them.
My husband took them to buy me some gifts, and I set some out for them, and I made sure they knew it was because I love them.
All day long they ate junk and sweets and I made sure they knew it was because I love them.
I kept inviting the tantrums, but no one took me up on it. They went to bed and all was well on Valentines Day!
After they went to bed I panicked! I realized the next day would be HELL. ON. EARTH. So I was ready once again. I invited the tantrums ALL. DAY. LONG. and it was still a good day. Mr. Screech started to have a meltdown, but quickly used his words and said, "But I don't want Valentine's Day to be over." I clued into what he was REALLY saying and said, "Just because Valentine's Day is over does not mean I have stopped loving you." That was what he needed to hear and we had a wonderful day! Healing is AMAZING!