February 21, 2014

Wait... It was Valentine's Day?


No special candy, no flowers, no paper heart covered doors.

Oh oh wait! I did put a pink heart shaped note in my kids lunches.

They read, "To my favorite *insert child's name here*. I'm so glad you're a part of our family!"

It wasn't nearly as cool when they came home from school and discovered that each of them got one.

Still, that's one point for me!

Now, as someone who cannot wield anything mightier than a curling iron, who's daughter's pigtails are always lopsided and braids are always uneven and messy, I am embarrassingly proud of my lame and somewhat sloppy attempt at a cool Valentine's Day hairdo for Savannah. 

The good news is I've set the standards so low that Savannah was super excited.


Totally giving myself two points for effort.

When the older kids came home from school that day with their gigantic bags of Valentine's and candy, Alayna and Claira were feeling pretty left out, so I ever-so-generously shared with them some of the left over candy from the Valentine's we made for school.

Chocolate... of course.


I get at least one point for sharing.

But, that was all I did. I meant to do more, but as it turns out I'm getting really good at meaning to do things.

That's negative three points.

Hubby and I went out to dinner that night. However, since Valentine's Day and Friday conspired with each other to go hand-in-hand this year, just about every restaurant we tried for had about a 95 minutes wait.

Ya, so not doing that.

We finally found a not-so-popular restaurant that "only" had a thirty minute wait.


On the up-side, since the next day was Saturday, I could atone for my unaccomplished well-meaning plans by buying my way back into favor.

I accomplished this by adding mini chocolate chips to the pink pancakes this year.


Boo-ya!


That should get me at least five points!

Savannah even had a go at the pancake pouring and flipping. Without asking how she should do it, she figured out if she tried to make pancake V's, they would come out heart-shaped-looking.


She gets her smarts from me.


Happiness restored!



So while V-Day wasn't nearly as well done as last year, I get at least a C+ this time.

My mom stopped by the other day, looked around my house, paused and asked, "Wait, what month is it?"

Apparently the fact that I still had all my snowmen and a few other winter decor' items out on display, she couldn't remember where in the year we were.

Eh hem, guess it's time to put away the snowmen and bust out some St. Patty's Day stuff... which I don't have anything for.

Blast.


Anyway, what did you do for Valentine's Day this year?

6 super cool people speak:

Megan Jones said...

You still did awesome! My Valentine's Day consisted of bronchitis for hubby and the flu for me. I'm hoping our 5 year anniversary goes better next week!!

Heidi D said...

The day after, presumably when they went on sale, I received a large box of chocolates......I'm not complaining :)

Larsen said...

Whoooo hooo! That's awesome. Especially the hair part!

Heather Nicole said...

We sat around and starred at our new born son... it's become quite the time consuming habit of ours.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Sorry Megan!

Heidi, I laughed... out loud. I really did. :)

Thanks Gina!

Heather, funny how that happens! Congrats!

Raelyn said...

Serene....
"I did put a pink heart shaped note in my kids lunches. They read, 'To my favorite *insert child's name here*. I'm so glad you're a part of our family!' It wasn't nearly as cool when they came home from school and discovered that each of them got one." Crack. Me. Up!! ;-D
I think that heart-shaped braid was lovely, Friend!! But then again. I cannot even try to braid hair!! ;)
"When the older kids came home from school that day with their gigantic bags of Valentine's and candy, Alayna and Claira were feeling pretty left out, so I ever-so-generously shared with them some of the left over candy from the Valentine's we made for school. Chocolate... of course. I get at least one point for sharing.". Oh, yes you do!! ;-D
Pink heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes?! How fun and festive!! I love it!! ;)
What did I do for Valentine's Day this year? Well.... I am not married and haven't got half a dozen children.... However, I did watch my two-year old niece, "Amethyst" on Valentine's Day!! ;-D
--Raelyn

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