31 Days of Romance – Day 10 – Dinner Table
Finding simple ways to romance your family in the day to day life is, I believe, just as important as making bigger efforts to romance in bigger ways. It’s not that the child will necessarily see and recognize the effort in the moment, but it is a quiet comfort, a simple reminder, that “I see you. I love you. I am so happy you are mine.”
If we could convey that to our children both in words and actions every day of their childhood can you imagine what type of people they could grow up to be and the position we are putting ourselves in to be significant influences on them in the future?
Simplicity is truly key when trying to create daily opportunities for romance. The ideas that I share for simple, daily romance may seem boring, like too much work or something that you simply don’t care for – and that’s ok. The point is that you find something that isn’t too much extra effort for you to do in your home and hopefully my ideas will inspire that.
In our family we always eat dinner together, around the table. I am slowly discovering the simple ways I can turn this into an opportunity to romance my boys.
I shared last month how we started using china dinner plates back in July.
I also keep my eyes open for pretty, vintage table cloths, runners, place mats and cloth napkins at yard sales and keep the table dressed up.
Last week as I was changing out the table decor Judah asked me who was coming over because the table looked so beautiful. I told him no one was coming – I was making the table look beautiful for my three guys because I love them and like having things look nice for them.
I have been setting the table pretty for months and this was really the first time he acknowledged the decor – and really, that’s what romancing in the day to day should be. Not a show. Not a big deal. Just a simple routine, something a tad bit extra special. So that if the opportunity ever arises where you are asked why the answer is; just because I like you.