So once again I found myself behind on my holiday planning. What’s wrong with me? I used the be the holiday mom! Yesterday I had some time and ran to find some last minute things for the kids. I walked around the seasonal Valentine aisles. Candy. I could not bring myself to buy them candy. They had two Valentine parties this week and are already rolling in candy. Stuffed animals. I could not bring myself to purchase stuffed animals for them either. Our house is over run with them. I walked around the store a little more and just gave up. The kids don’t need anything and there is nothing I wanted to purchase. Half way to the car it hit me. I’m turning into my husband! Ha ha. I guess he’ll be proud!
I didn’t buy anything and what do we have planned for today? School. Normally Valentine’s Day is a school holiday around here, but we got way behind with sickness and other issues that I cannot rationalize taking another day off school. I even told the kids that I’d take the day off if they would work hard and get their lessons done ahead of time. Didn’t happen.
The evening? My daughter has a basketball game, so unless my husband has some big plans for after the game, I’m just letting this holiday go and you know what? It’s okay! I’ll probably still try to sneak something special in here or there. I don’t know; we’ll see what I come up with as I go. I’ve warned the kids ahead of time so they aren’t too disappointed. Have I turned in my holiday fun shoes? I don’t know. I don’t think so. I think I’m just tired, busy, and overwhelmed as I have been with a lot of things. I plan for it to still be a Happy Valentine’s Day for everyone. It’s all about attitude right? Have a great day y’all!
Jeni Hardin says
Our day today is spent trying not to puke on each other! Yep, got the stomach bug…so lovely! My husband said to me this morning very groggily, “Happy Valentine’s Day” and then passed out! Ah well! Such is life sometimes!
Susan Evans says
I don’t celebrate Valentines Day, and my kids don’t seem to care. This year I let my daughter decorate a heart-shaped box stuffed with cookies for her aunt though.