While I was teaching school Valentines Day was one of my FAVORITE days of the year to teach. Despite the TOO much sugar and spilled red punch on the floor, as well as all the cards, crafts and bags we made....I LOVED it!!!
BUT last night after baking my 5th dozen batch of sugar cookies (no lie) , and helping spell the last 65th valentine card, finished off our second bag of conversation hearts, and was looking at my white tile floor covered in glitter, glue, scraps, scissors, crumbs, icing, sparkles, stickers...and the like, for the 4th time this week--I realize that maybe Valentines has lost a little bit of the "magic" it once held for me.
Granted I volunteered taking preschool this week for this VERY reason ...Valentines--(I was born and raised DOING holidays ALL out!) After making and painting boxes, making and icing sugar cookies, passing out the cards, planning and playing the games for preschool-- I realized that with my 2nd grader and kindergartner--I was providing cards, and treats for 3 classrooms and their teachers (team teachers and specialty teachers alike!) and it may have been a little bit on the over kill side of things--all my doing I realize, since I volunteered for all of these things.
I also realize that I have not even begun our own family traditions yet, of BIG heart sugar cookies, home-made/heart-felt Valentines for my children and hubby, and our own Valentines bags....phew!
Holidays are tiring on momma's. I am not complaining,I expect my holidays are NOT any more busy than any other mother with a lot of children close together!
Despite Valentines losing a bit of its magic for me...it IS still MaGiC. I LOVE being able to tell people I love them and not have it be uncomfortable.
(Don't worry I have not gone totally bah-hum-bug on you)...but maybe I can talk Dan into some paid housecleaning for my v-day treat?
(ha ha ha now that's a joke)