Valentines's Day Class Parties
I have to admit, I am a sucker for Valentine's Day. I think it is because Valentine's Day is the one holiday that is simply about expressing how much you care about your loved ones. I am not into the whole dozen roses and big, fancy presents. That is what your birthday and Christmas is for. Okay, so maybe there is the whole Jesus's birthday thing that Christmas is actually for but, let's face it, it is about giving presents, too. But Valentine's Day to me is about finding fun ways to show my family how much I care about them.
It is about helping the girls fill out Valentine's Day cards for their friends, and staying up late the night before decorating twenty four cupcakes for a first grade party. Then, waking up an extra twenty minutes early to make Jill heart shaped waffles with whipped cream and strawberries and to make Emmi heart shaped sandwiches for her lunch. And of course, spending the day attending both kids Valentine's Day parties at school, leaving covered in pink icing from the cupcakes and cookies with two kids bouncing off the walls from sugar overdose. Yet, still coming home and decorating more pink cupcakes, because they were too tired to help the night before. And also, it is about one night of the year, Kenny and I waiting until the kids are in bed to have dinner, so that we can have an actual conversation. Not just one that revolves around making Emmi sit in her seat, and reprimanding Jill for playing with her food. Aside from all of that it is about making sure I tell my kids, Kenny, and my family just how much they mean to me.