Valentines Day for me is a very special day. You see I met my partner to be on it – thirteen years ago. Yep, on that very day. And so we celebrate year, and this year was no exception. We took our child out and had a burger and chips at an awesome burger bar we’ve just discovered here in Ballarat.
I even went so far this year as to making a card for my partner. Took me and my helper time to draw the hearts, but in the end we were pleased with the result.
We make a lot of cards together, my son and I. Sitting down at the table together, with glue and glitter, and paints and mess, we have a ball. And yes there is the cleaning up – especially when I leave the table for a minute to just check on something and come back to discover he’s painted stripes on himself and is in the bathroom wiping the stripes off with the white towels…… But there is an incredible amount of self satisfaction at looking over our handiwork lying on the table all hand made and made with love creations.
I believe that we need to feed this creative outlet that each and everyone of us has within us. We need to nurture our creativity, and just let our imaginations fly at least once a day. And it’s especially important for children to have an opportunity to create, without boundaries and free their imaginations. I love how truly creative children are, they create because they can, because it’s second nature to them. And by exposing our children to craft and art now, we can ensure that they will develop hobbies that hopefully will last a lifetime.