Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Call A Valentine Do-Over

Oh goodness. I am a lover of the Lover's Holiday. I love to plan, prepare, and shower everyone with Cupid's arrows. This year... Didn't work out so well. None of my plans worked out. Everything went wrong. I had an awful, terrible, no good, very bad day. By the end of Valentine's Day, I was in tears.

Here's a sample of just a few of the things that went wrong...

-the baby woke up at 5:45 and proceeded to scream for the next hour about who knows what
-the kids were late for school, so I had to drive them
-I backed into Andy's car on my way out of the garage (about $100 in damage... Could've been worse I guess)
-I forgot the kids "special" love lunches
-my blow dryer broke
-by the time the kids got home from school, I was so frazzled and frustrated that I yelled at them for about 5 minutes during homework time (they were a little hopped up on sugar. I felt awful afterwards)
-Andy and I got into a little disagreement (ahem, huge fight) (and no, it wasn't about the car :)
-we didn't get to do the family activity I had planned (making sugar cookies and leaving them on people's doorsteps)
-I folded laundry for 2 hours that night and then went to bed at 10
Awesome, right?

The only good things that happened that day...

-We had cute heart-shaped donuts for breakfast
-the kids were super excited and just so cute. They loved their parties at school and looking through all of their Valentine's
-they were so excited when Cupid left them goodies on the doorstep that evening
-Andy and I both felt terrible, apologized, and swapped gifts this morning

What a day, right? Here's a few pictures I happened to snap. Nothing past about 4 PM which is when I'd hit my limit and was about ready to freak out on someone. I'm mad at myself now, because I realized I don't even have a picture of Daphne from the day. Oh well... The good thing about holidays is that they come every year, right? I'll look back on this and laugh someday, right? RIGHT?!

Here's to next year....


Ashlie said...

I LOVE the hair do (and all the other hair do's you do), I wish I could do Rilee's hair that cute. I am sorry for the things that went wrong...hopefully next year will be better for ya:o)

Mrs.Spy said...

Sometimes, you need a do-over. The ward is having a Make-up Valentine's day dance for the adults next week. It's going to be great and I'm especially looking forward to it since our day was a dud.
You're such a great mom and have such a good heart, Sarah.

Dave and Kristin Dirkmaat said...

Love the hair! I am so bad at doing girls hair but I am learning(kindof). On Sundays it takes me forever to do just 2 girls hair and now I have 3. I think sometimes we just try soooo hard to be great and when we are busy and it all goes crazy, it is so hard to just let it go. I do this often where I want to have it go so fun and it falls apart. I think it is hard when you have more then 2 kids too so give yourself so much credit for doing all of that with 5 kids!!!! Ur the bomb!