What Kind of Mother are You?

My two youngest children went to the cabin with grandma and grandpa. This is a cause for celebration because I will have seven kid-free hours tomorrow. But more importantly, now we don’t have to prep Valentines.

I am aware that that last sentence essentially disqualifies me as a mother.

I don’t like the crafty part. I can’t make myself care about it. Looking at posts of other people’s children holding clever Valentine boxes wrapped in construction paper etc. reminds me that the business of decorating isn’t my bag.

And now I don’t have to think about anything related to any class parties, which feels like the best Valentine’s gift anyone has ever given me.

I do have three boxes of Fun-Dip Valentine packages that I will donate to charity.

Then I will celebrate this commercially-driven holiday with a big pink heart sugar cookie.

It’s enough.

  2 comments for “What Kind of Mother are You?

  1. February 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    What a gift! Also, I’m pretty sure you’ve more than qualified yourself as a mother in countless other ways.

  2. Barb
    February 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    What a coup! My kiddo with HFA was sick and missed his school Valentine’s party and it was such a blessing. So much sugar, so much chaos, so much pressure! It made what we did as a family on Sunday (actual Valentines day) so much more meaningful and sweet.

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