Anyone else not feeling the love this Valentine's Day? I usually get all excited over finding just the right project to craft something special up for the kiddos.
Whether it be a unique handmade valentine:
we made these little 'sour cream' packets out of scrapbook paper and filled them with little chocolates
decorating for the special day:
Hearts cut out from valentine napkins and taped to the refrigerator (cupid snuck in the house and did this)
designing a really cute bag for the school party;
Cutting up a laminated tablecloth and sewing it into a happy bag to receive lots of lovely valentines
Yeah, I think I was in a little bit of 'Martha Stewart' overload but executed it more like a Becky Homecky.
That was last year . . . . . .
THIS year I am approaching the love drenched holiday with a heavy heart.
Because Valentines Day is worse than Halloween in the 'sweets' and 'candy' department and that means Ellie (my T1D) is going to feel left out.
EVEN though we will allow her to save some sweets for future lows and then a few pieces to 'eat and treat' (consume and dose extra insulin), she will inevitably get upset that she cannot freely indulge. Another moment to shake my fist in the air at T1D.
Will Ben and Maddi freely indulge? They shouldn't, but knowing my weakness for letting my kiddos be free and fun, they will have a moment or two of frantic unwrapping followed my sounds of chewing in pleasure. Why should I deny them this simple pleasure?
Anyway; I guess I am just a little blue about this glittery pink holiday. Maybe just the act of writing this all out will purge my system of the frustration and leave room for a little cupid magic to take place.