True story - My mom (aka: Granny) sent my kids a big package of Valentine's Day goodies, which we received last Friday.
True story - I may have *ahem* snitched a few of the chocolates. Also, when I realized I didn't have any treats for the young women I was teaching in church last Sunday, I may have... "borrowed" a few treats from the bag.
True story - I bought another bag of chocolate Monday morning to replace all the, er... missing pieces.
True story - By Tuesday afternoon, the bag of chocolate was gone.
Hey, *pish* in my defense, I didn't eat every single piece myself! Hubby ate.... a couple. *nervous laugh*
But it was when I realized the chocolate bag was empty Valentine's Day afternoon, that also I realized something else. I had nothing grand planned for family dinner or anything! No heart shaped pizzas, no pink pancakes, no special pink-frosted cookies, nothing.
I hereby nominate myself for the World's Most Un-cool Mom award.
Now I had double guilt.
Then a flicker of a life-saving idea began to shed light on how I could save the day... with a little help from Granny.
I went to the package she sent and pulled out the coloring book she had also included.
True story - That's as far as my decorating went.
I do take some small comfort in the fact that the kids LOVED it and were totally excited about it. Fighting over who got to color which picture only lasted a few minutes. So that was good too.
And that's what guilty people do, try to find things to make them feel better about their evil misdeeds. (not that snitching chocolate is an evil misdeed, more like... mild misguidance)
At least one person overlooks my faults.
The fact that she doesn't know any better has nothing to do with it thank-you-very-much!
Okay, by the way Claira is looking at me in this picture I may be slightly incorrect in my assumptions.
Anyway.... after a very non-exciting dinner, the kids got their Valentine cards and treats from Granny and Papa.
Even Claira loved hers.
True story - I was feeling so guilty about their candy that I made Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookies, but by the time they had actually stuffed their faces with all the other candy they still had from Granny, believe me, they had had plenty! So they didn't get any of the cookies that night.
The only complaint I got was that there hadn't been any balloons.
Note to self: Next V-day, balloons. All the way.
So, thank you mom for saving Valentine's Day this year! Who knew you were going to do such a thing when you mailed that off, eh?
And this is for you, from the kids. If you can understand them.
P.S. My "Kind Words" post was featured over at Or So She Says yesterday!