1. My kids have pretty much always been those kids that take the Valentines directly from the bang-your-head-on-the-Wal-Mart box to school and pass them out as is. No frills. No candies. Nothing home made. Then they bring home all these Valentines that they've received that cost about $10 each, include all kinds of home made Valentines Monopoly games and chocolates that I have to eat because I don't want the kids to get too many cavities. I feel like slacker-mom until I have consumed all the chocolate. Then I feel like slacker-mom with a head ache. Last year I vowed to change all that.
Well, it's been moderately successful. No one really seems to care that I am transforming myself into a quasi-Martha except me. The kids (especially the Boy Child) are perfectly fine with giving store-bought Valentines and receiving home made Valentines or really anything as long as it's loaded with high fructose corn syrup. So, since no one really cares I pretty much just did what I wanted this year. No pressure.......... except Pinterest (damn that bitch).
Here's what me and the big girls made (straight from a photo on Pinterest). It was pretty easy and delicious. It cost about 8,000 dollars and we didn't have enough left over to suit my
|Um, yeah. That's yummy, right? I like to say "Happy Valentines Day" directly through my stomach.|
|Here's how you make it because usually Pinterest just shows you the finished product. Oh, except the generic coffee maker. (You don't really need that. Unless you stay up all night to do this. Then you will need lots of caffeine.)|
|And this is the cute finished product. Like I said nothing says, "Happy Valentines Day" like loads of sugar.|
|They were "meh" I'd say. I'm still working out the kinks of making cookies on my own (yeah, I know, I'm only 39???).|
She did tell me, though, that my issues with getting the consistency of the frosting just right to squeeze is "perfectly normal" for
Anyway, friends. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I am posting all my not-perfect handiwork on Pinterest because you know it needs more normal people like me. Oh, and did I say not much else got done this week? I am frantically trying to finish all the shiz for the Ladybug Sweet Shoppe party, my fingers are numb from gluing, and there are piles of dirty laundry everywhere.
So, I guess what I am learning is that keeping up with the Marthas has its advantages. I get to feel semi-smug and my kids look cool. It also has its disadvantages - we feel smug and cool wearing yesterday's undies and foraging for food. That's the wrap guys. I hope you have a great Valentines...or at least have clean undergarments. I'll post again when I recover from the third degree burns on my hands.