my boys now know that there is another holiday other than halloween that seemingly revolves around candy. and they love it. there was candy everywhere. it was inside cards, it was at story time, it was from us, it was from grandparents, it was on cupcakes!
i even worked up the nerve and energy to do a craft with them, and in my book, it was a success. elisha sprinkled crayon shavings, helped me iron the paper, and even cut out two hearts. asher sprinkled the crayon shavings but then i lost him to his current obsession – singing along with carole king to i feel the earth move. on repeat. very loudly.
our valentine’s day dinner ended up being a bust. i know the grass-fed cow i ate was supposedly happy and well-fed while on this earth, but oh boy, it was bad. what i would have done for a little marbling. i wish that the cow we ate had found its way into a lovely corn field and gorged himself until he got caught.
good wine, cupcakes, and an endless supply of sweetarts made it all better.