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
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....