One of the things I thought I'd love doing as a mom is getting ready for my kids' Valentine's Day Parties. I like to make stuff, so I thought that we'd just sit and make all sorts of really cute little valentines together, enjoying our quality time and enjoying the process of making stuff together.
That was before I was a mom.
The reality is, I called Lillian from WalMart the other day with an almost dead battery, so I was trying to quickly explain that there were no princess valentines (seriously WalMart? no princess valentines?) so she'd have to pick another kind of valentine to give her class. She didn't even know what valentines were, so she wasn't getting it. Nor was she getting the fact that my battery would be dead in about 45 seconds. I explained that her choices were Cars, Disney fairies, puppies and kitties, and "mary" from the dancing movie. "Mary" is actually Selena Gomez, or whtaever her name is, who was on a Cinderella dancing movie that Lillian watched one time. Since Selena (Serena?) is on Wizards of Waverly Place, Lillian sees her on stuff everywhere, and always points out "Mary."
So of course that's what she picked. Mary. She doesn't care that the poster that came with them says ALEX in very big letters, because it's Mary.
And I got a box of allergy safe (for her class anyway) FUN DIPS for the kids, because I knew if I bought the SUPER MEGA BIG bag of skittles and starbursts, I'd eat about half of what was left after we made her seven valentines for her class. So I went with Fun Dips, just so I knew I wouldn't eat them all. I'm all for a fun dip every once in a while, but I can only handle so much of the lik*m*aid sensation.
So there you have it. I got a box of non-homemade valentines of a tv show I don't know anything about, or even if it's appropriate for kids. oh my gosh, is it? I never even thought about it! someone please tell me if it's not! and fun dips to go with them.
And I didn't even help her get them ready. Judy did. I've been running a little ragged these days with my dad being here to paint, stuff all over the place, Steve gone like 15 hours every day this week, and no time for valentines.
and that, my friends, is reality.
Happy 'Valentines Day Party' Day. :)