It's February and love is in the air!
Well...kind of. Any parent who has more than one child knows that sibling relationships are like a roller coaster. One minute they adore each other, and the next minute, they are the WORST. SIBLINGS. EVER. That's just a very real and perfectly normal aspect of raising children! It's definitely true for the kids behind my blog!
The reality is that we have four kids ranging in age from 3-12 and they all have opinions that don't always match up. Yes, they are each filled with a depth of love that amazes me each and every day, but they are still kids with feelings, emotions, and hormones! I have hope, because I know it gets better. Being the youngest of 8 children, I speak from experience! In the meantime, I'll just pop in some ear plugs to silence the bickering and REALLY savor the moments when nothing but love fills our home!
In honor of Valentine's Day, this month's interview is all about love!
Dylan - Age 12, Alexandria - Age 9, Liliana - Age 5 & Liam - Age 3
What does the word love mean to you?
Dylan: "It means to like someone or something." (This was followed by a sigh. I think this kid is going to stop participating soon!)
Alexandria: "It means that you like them and you think they are a nice person."
Liliana: "It means that you love your friends or something. It means being nice and helpful."
Liam: *Blows me a kiss* (Good boy!!!)
Kids choice! How do you want to spend Valentine's Day?
Dylan: "At home spending time with my family members." (He must want something.)
Alexandria: "I want to spend Valentine's Day sleeping." (Me: Really?!? Her: Uh-huh.) LOOOONG pause. "Or seeing family members."
Liliana: "I want to give everybody a red, beautiful heart with sparkles on it!" (Sparkles are a MUST!)
Liam: "MOOOOO!" (Okay, so you want to spend Valentine's Day with a cow? Or was that directed at me?)
Do you have a Valentine? If so, who?
Dylan: "Yes, Brianna." *Smiles* (Yes, he has his first girlfriend. Hold me.)
Alexandria: "No, not really." (I don't believe her. She always has a crush!)
Liliana: "Yes. I have my family!" (AWWWWW!)
Liam: "Nana! And Papa. Nana and Papa!" (Always the favorite...)
How many days are in the month of February?
Dylan: "Uh. Really? 28."
Liliana: "I don't know! I DON'T KNOW! 30?"
Liam: "Un. Ooooo. Feee!" *claps* (Well, it is the shortest month...)
How do you show someone you love them?
Dylan: "By being nice."
Alexandria: "By doing nice things to them!"
Liliana: "I show them by being nice and really helpful to them. Just like I do with you. *Grins and wraps her arms around my neck* (Well played, Lily, well played.)
Liam: *Blows me another kiss* (You win, dude!)
Being nice is obviously the key to everything in life. Remember that, kids! (And I will totally remind you of these answers when you're bickering!)
All joking aside, these four really are incredibly loving kids who are so lucky to have each other. Their love for their family and friends takes my breath away! I am one lucky mama!
I'm linking up this post for The Kids Behind the Blog.