Sunday, February 22, 2015
Looking back at this time last year we had snow! It's been cold, but no such luck so far. Personally, I'm 100% fine with no snow but the kids like it so I'd be okay with one day of it. As long as it's over the weekend. And starts on a Friday night and is gone by Sunday. And we don't lose power. And I don't end up having to do 5 loads of laundry due to having to switch out wet clothes every time they go out. On second thought, I don't need a day. The kids like other stuff too.
This year we built our traditional Valentine's day fort, Brian made the best pizza ever, and the kids found great satisfaction in not having to eat at the table because they got to eat in the floor in the fort. Trust me, it's a big deal. I got the kids a balloon from the dollar tree (which are still floating around) and you'd think I had given them the best thing ever. I don't understand what it is with kids and balloons. Bubbles are also a mystery.
Kids gave out valentines at school, which I put almost zero effort into. You'd think I'd go all cutesy on them, but no. That I can go generic on. I'm a very complex individual. I don't mind spending a lot of countless hours on my own kids, but for some random kids I don't know, nope. Not worth it. Which is what makes me the worst homeroom mom ever. But that's not the point. Ella on the other hand, got a very heartfelt little valentine (which was only given to her, not all the girls in the class). I have very mixed emotions about this. There's no way a 7/8 year old little boy came up with this on his own. This had some help. I'm not sure what the mom (surely this was not the help of a dad?) was going for with this. I realize it's just a little crush. I'm just not ready for this. Ella's not into all this right now! She shrugged it off. She said she doesn't really play with him and she thinks he's annoying. Hope she doesn't break his little heart. So NOT ready for this!!