Isaac and I made a delicious big batch of from-scratch pancakes. Dyed perfectly pink with food coloring, and cut into heart shapes!
Which Joseph refused to eat!
I forced him to take a few bites (“They taste the same! It is just color! The taste is INVISIBLE!!”) until I saw that he was actually gagging (“No they don’t, Mama! I don’t like pancakes that are PINK!! Only brownish!”). So, he had cereal instead.
I didn’t get the boys anything. Eeek! I know!! But, come on, people! We juuuust had Christmas and then Isaac’s birthday and then a cousin’s Valentine’s Day party last weekend, and we are (I am) holiday-ed out!
Joseph asked lots of Valentine’s Day favors. Like, “Can we skip a nap because its Valentine’s Day?” “Can I skip swimming lessons because its Valentine’s Day?” “Can I have Cocoa Krispies for a snack because its Valentine’s Day?”
(No, no, and yes, in case you are wondering. I’m not a monster! And he LOVES swimming so that one doesn’t really count!)
My inlaws brought dessert and came over for dinner, which may seem odd to anyone who has no kids and views Valentine’s Day dinner as romantic? But, let me tell you, I think I got to gaze into Brian’s eyes more since they were there to help watch the boys for throwing food/putting things in Samuel’s mouth –type incidents.
Also, Bonus!! My mother-in-law brought boxes of chocolates for my poor little deprived dears!!
Our air-popper that we bought each other came in the mail too! And we popped up a nice fluffy batch! Which Isaac mostly ate, because we are on this diet, and popcorn without butter is probably one of the saddest things in the world.
And then, we put the boys to bath-teeth-bed,
snuggled up on the couch to watch a show,
and I fell asleep and was super grumpy when Brian woke me up to move to the bed!
The next morning, Joseph said in a dream kind of voice, “Oh! I wish it was Valentine’s Day EVERY DAY!”
And I thought, well, around here…it kind of is.
(except we are back to brown pancakes)
PS: The Valentines that the **boys made for their cousins.