Recently, two different friends sent me a picture of the same idea: decorating the kids’ doors with Valentine hearts. You hang one up every day for 14 days starting on the first of February. But to make them even more special, you write something you love about your child on each heart. Love that!
Of course, I have to turn this into an opportunity to put a little German in front of the boys! So every night I’ve been putting up a heart with a German sentence about the boys. I write in all caps for Hippo, since he’s still learning letters and not reading yet. Froggy gets regular letters, which show off the capitalized German nouns better! So far, I’ve written the same messages on both doors. They can be a bit competitive! At some point, I might write more specific messages.
Here are some of the messages:
- Wir haben dich lieb!
- Ich mag es, wenn du lachst!
- Du kannst gut tanzen!
- Du bist ein guter Bruder!
- Es hat Spaß gemacht, das Spiel mit dir anzuschauen!
- Du bist sehr lustig!
Update: I just added a picture of the finished door. It’s so colorful! I think we’ll leave the hearts up for a while!
It’s not too late to start! Even if you just do a few, it’s a great idea!
I think I tracked down the blog where my friends found the original picture: it’s called Skip to My Lou.
Have fun with your hearts! Let me know what messages you leave!