Attempting Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is simply not a holiday we celebrate in the MPB household.
Honestly, I am one of those people who thinks we shouldn’t need a specific day to tell the people in our lives that we love them. Truthfully, I don’t really even consider it a holiday, rather I consider it a hallmark profiteering day. In fact, of all the first “holidays” during Little MPB’s first year, we completely missed Valentine’s Day – we just forgot about it. #ParentFail
When daycare sent home a class list for valentine day cards last week, I figured that was a pretty big hint that we needed to step it up this year. So, while I was at a meeting last night, Little MPB (with a bit of help from his Dad) made Valentine Day cards for all the kids in his class.
While eating breakfast this morning I taught Little MPB to say Happy Valentine’s Day.
We also found a red shirt in his drawer, so he’ll at least being wearing red like all his classmates today. I assume it doesn’t matter that the shirt has a dinosaur on it, right?
And lastly, I picked up 2 giant kinder-eggs – 1 for Little MPB and 1 for Mr. MPB as a special treat tonight. (I know they’d both much rather build a toy then get a stuffed animal, so I just got them something fun that they’d actually like).
That’s as far as we got. Which for us, is a major success.
So needless to say, when I woke up this morning to find this on my desk, I nearly fell over:
Mr. MPB did not go into a store and buy a card, or waste money on overly expensive flowers or chocolates that I really don’t need. Instead, he took the time to find this picture somewhere, print it on card-stock and wrote a cute message inside. Seriously, he’s the sweetest.
And to make our Valentine’s Day extra special we are off to see my GI specialist in a few hours for a follow-up appointment. #KeepingItReal
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