Yesterday when I replenished my produce stash, among other things, I forgot to pick up some things for Valentine’s Day. So back to the store I went today. The grocery store is my second home.
I got Valentine’s Day “kits” to make Valentines for Skylar’s 18 friends that she’s having a party with on Monday.
Nothing like a little extra project for a working mom to make and address 18 Valentines for Skylar’s nearest and dearest friends.
After I make the Valentines, they get stuffed with candy.
To surprise Skylar with, I picked up this little card for $1 buck.
And her grandparents sent her a goodie box in the mail, too.
For Scott, he gets a card. We don’t exchange gifts on holidays anymore.
But maybe I’ll make him these
Because after all, holidays for me are all about Skylar and making sure she loves them. Which is why addressing out Valentines for her little party is actually my absolute pleasure.
Halloween = all about her
Christmas morning in Aruba = all about her
From my last post on replenishing, it was fun to hear what you’ve replenished lately. I know I’d like to replenish my R & R levels over the weekend, that’s for sure.
1. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day weekend?
I am working and we are not going out. We don’t have a babysitter, and even if we did, I have to work.
So, hopefully we can enjoy the great weather, go on some power walks together, chitchat, and catch up on life.
2. Do you remember exchanging Valentines with your classmates or friends when you were younger? Do you still do it now?
As a kid, yes, I have some great memories of random boys giving me Valentines when I was in grade school and although it was because it was a classroom exchange and they “had” to, it still made me a little giddy.
And with girls, to not get a Valentine from certain girls could be devastating. It meant I wasn’t popular or was overlooked, both of which were not great feelings. Which is why with Skylar’s party she’s going to, I am sending extra Valentines with, just in case. I don’t want anyone to be overlooked!
3. Valentine’s Day and your take on it?
Some people say it’s overrated, it’s a commercialized holiday, that we should be “good” to our loved ones all year not just on one day, and although I can’t disagree with those things, it’s still fun to make the day fun and a bit special. But I will not be buying or expecting roses, or anything.
And if I didn’t have a romantic Valentine to celebrate with, I’d grab my girlfriends, my kid, or anyone I could, and just go out and do something that was fun and pampering, like a massage, pedicure, shopping trip, catching up on blog reading, curling up with my favorite book. Just using the “holiday” to feel good!