I am kind of a lazy mom. I like to do fun things for my small humans, but I
Last year I wanted to do 14 Days of Valentines, something small each morning when the kids woke up to let them know they are special and we love them. They are special and we love them 365 days a year, but those days they get things like, dinner and, you know, electricity as tokens of our undying love for them. Finn didn't get it last year (much like the our elf, Reginald VanWinkle this past Christmas) but it was fun for me and I've come to the realization lately that as long as whatever scheme I've cooked up for them is fun for me, I don't really care if they get the full meaning behind what I'm doing. They will someday. And then they will shout from the rooftops how great a childhood they had (now they're just annoyed that I make them shovel snow and pee in the potty, so I think that revelation of my awesomeness is a long way off. I can wait.).
This year our 14 Days of Valentines theme (yes, there is a theme. Martha Stweart is my Godmother.) is We Go Together like [fill in the blank here 14 times]... and I must say, I think it's a genius move on my part.
Finn and I are headed to Duluth tomorrow because let's face it, it's already noon, so today is shot as far as heading into the big city goes, and I'm pretty sure most of what I want can't be procured at the ShopKo-Formerly-Pamida. While I had this great idea a few weeks ago, I failed on the follow-through (big surprise) and now we are going to have scramble tomorrow to get our Valentine's printed and buy some stuff (like socks and underwear).
So even if our Valentine tomorrow shows up at dinner instead of breakfast, I'm happy and that's all that matters. And 351 days of showing them love with running water will resume sooner than they think, anyway!
**EDIT: My Dad emailed me earlier; I think he thought all those college dollars he spent were wasted money. There are only 13 Valentines here because on Valentine's Day we go all Hallmark on our small humans and get them real, fancy cards. I also get them a new shirt to wear on Valentine's Day - cheesy pink with hearts and sparkles and kitties and unicorns. Finn's usually says "I love my Mommy," for obvious reasons.