I bet you think this post is going to be about how to make adorable homemade valentines for your child to take to school for their valentine party. I bet if you think that you don’t know me very well.
Here is my REAL tip. If your kid is like most kids, they are way more excited about the store bought valentine that has candy attached to it than any heart felt, lovingly created handmade valentine that you spend 4 hour slaving over. Plus, my bet is on the fact that those babies without candy attached are going straight in the garbage after the mom looks through the bag and decides to despise you over the fact that you took the time to make homemade, painstakingly beautiful cards showing up her lame store bought ones.
But what about the quality time you spend creating that masterpiece with your child, bonding over glue and glitter? Yeah, quality time is over-rated. You’ll be a much bigger hero if you let her get those Disney princess valentines she’s been coveting from the drug store. Then you can spend that extra 4 hours you saved doing some other quality activity that doesn’t end with you wanting to jab your eyes out with scissors
I am a lazy mom who buys store bought cards
I resent those mommies that make like Martha Stewart and show me up with their homemade work of art
The kids like me better anyway cause I stick candy on their card
Whose with me??
*It’s very possible I have become unusually irritable due to the 45 inches of snow that have fallen here in the past few weeks trapping me in the house with 2 slightly whiny children and making it nearly impossible for me to head to the store for the chocolate that would be necessary for me to regain my sanity. Sorry bout that 🙂