So love day falls smack in the middle of our no spend month but all is lovey dovey and well over here. We actually "celebrated" last night since everyone was home and Collin didn't have to work. I made everybody's favorite spaghetti ( I love it cause its so darn easy :) ) ! And the kids and I had made some yummy cupcakes with candy cane hearts. I still haven't replaced the chairs that I sold on craigslist so the littles had to sit up at the counter but I tried to make it look all nice and festive. I also poured them all grape juice in fancy wine glasses,,but a few minutes later I realized that was probably a really bad Mommy idea because one of my kiddos was so excited they were drinking wine and kept talking about it all through dinner that it kinda made my skin crawl.. I won't be doing that again.
Then my sweet
Now for the debbie downer part of love day....so since when did kids get so fancy schmancy with the valentine card giving? I used to think it was amazing if there was a piece of candy stuck to a random card... but today 4 little kids each came home with a huge bag full of awesomeness... some of the loot included... mixed cd's, gift bags the size of a small puppy, professionally made cards with said childs professional photo and personal message embossed inside, hand made stamped and filled gift boxes with baked goods. You get the picture.
Seriously, come on, seriously, is valentines day becoming that commercial? I refuse to buy in...to that extreme at least. We get the sad little To: & From: fill your name and tape a piece of candy to it kinda a cards and we are sticking to it. That is my stand on that, just in case you were wondering... But you know what it kinda makes me think... Sometimes I feel like I can never do enough.. My house can't be clean enough or stylish enough. My kids aren't in enough sports and they don't play the violin. I wear yoga pants with no intention of working out. I made mac and cheese straight outta the box for lunch the other day. and please what ever you do don't open any one of my 15 junk drawers around the house. All these things are a source of Mommy guilt for me, but for some reason, I see these over the top valentines and I wonder if those people were just trying to keep up, or "one" up, and it makes me feel free from guilt. I don't want to play that game.
Or maybe I am just being too cynical and they were just enjoying a fun little project with their kids... maybe I'm just a grump...maybe I just need some sunshine and I will get over myself...
Anywhoo... Happy Love Day. Hope you all are feeling surrounded by love today! I'm gonna go have a dance party with the kiddos to this new awesome mix cd one of the kids got at school today :) and then probably swipe it for my mini-van...such a hypocrite :)