I have never been a lover of Valentine’s Day. To me it was always such a Hallmark holiday where you can never get good reservations and if you don’t get flowers delivered to your office, everyone else feels sorry for you. In fact, a girl at work got such a gorgeous arrangement of flowers and set them on the table, I was sure I was at a wedding reception. Seriously, they looked like a centerpiece!
No flowers at my desk this year, they just aren’t in our budget. But that is seriously OK. Truth be told, we probably wouldn’t even acknowledge the holiday if it wasn’t the day we met… 7 years ago! We usually try to do something little on this day just to remember how lucky we are that we met and turned our conversation into a beautiful life together, but nothing to write home about!
This year was a little different since we had Lily. She was old enough to “celebrate” with us but not really old enough to understand what was going on. I had such high hopes of being mom-of-the-year and making a heart-shaped cake, decorating the house, cooking a big dinner and having a movie night, complete with sleeping bags on the floor and a nice bottle of wine for the adults.
Valentine’s Day Fail for me! Turns out I’m not mom-of-the-year this year. We had a rotisserie chicken Kevin picked up at Giant Eagle and I threw together some side dishes, there was no cake or decorations, except for the wreath I had already made for the front door, and no wine because I didn’t have time to stop and get some and didn’t want to take Lily into the Liquor store with me. Oh and that awesome floor bed I was going to make so we could all snuggle together? Comet pooped on the floor when I got home, and although I cleaned it up, bleached the floor and then swiffered, I still didn’t want to lay on the floor! Something about dog poop just really turns me off!
We did watch a movie together on the couch. We picked the Princess and the Frog, which is one of my favorite Disney movies! I love the message it sends that you have to work hard for what you get, and I like the music. It’s just a good movie! It would have been perfect except that Kevin fell asleep about five minutes into it and just as Lily started to drift off (I thought she would pass out after about half an hour since we were letting her stay up late), Comet jumped on the couch and got her all wound up and she was awake for the whole movie.
When the movie was over, Kevin woke up and took Lily up to bed and I thought we could watch something else since it was early, but he ended up falling back to sleep right away so I went to bed. Good thing because Lily peed through her diaper, all of her clothes and the sheets at about 1 am and was then up until 4. We hung out and watched Cinderella on the couch before she finally passed out again and I got about 4 hours of sleep total that night.
Did I mention I am not a lover of Valentine’s Day? This is precisely why!