I sent both my kids to school with no valentines this morning. I showed up frizzy haired to a room full of decorated shoeboxes posing as mailboxes and walked out thinking, “Was I supposed to do something for that today?”
Of course I immediately went into you’re-such-a-loser mode and drove my unshowered self over to ShopRite because it’s close and this can’t take all day, can it? Obviously they didn’t have any kid friendly prepackaged valentine sets – you know the ones – and yes, I should have gone to Target, but here we are.
I bought a bag of balloons for $1, index cards, and envelopes. I have a pen in my car. I can do this.
I’m not writing their classmates names (she says, as if she knows them) or any special messages. These kids are three and four years old. The only reason I’m even doing this at all is because I don’t want my kids to feel left out.
XO moms. Happy Valentine’s Day to the women keeping it together. Thanks for reading.