While at Target one day by myself (which is one of my versions of heaven) I was perusing the Valentine’s section.
I looked at all of the boxes of Valentine’s cards for kids to pass out to their friends and I thought “Hey, I’ve seen a lot of DIY Valentine’s stuff on Pinterest lately. I could help Hayley make her own Valentine’s cards. They will be so cute and we will have such a great time making them.” (For the record, I rarely think like this).
So I walked away from the aisle empty handed while in my head planning how we were going to make these fun and exciting Valentine’s cards.
About 2.3 minutes later my brain finally realized what it was thinking and set off a WTF alarm (why on earth it took so long I have no idea) so I sent out this tweet…
I continued my shopping while waiting for some responses to help me figure out what kind of mom I should be this Valentine’s holiday.
First Kimsely (Mama’s Monologues) replied with of course the thought that my brain was screaming once I realized what I might be subjecting myself to…
Then some other people said I should do the project with my kid. (Notice how I’m not showing those tweets but thank you peeps for answering).
And finally, I got this tweet from my wine-drinking friend Bridget at Twinisims.
She helped me remember I’m so not that crafty mom when it comes to stuff like this.
Make 25 Valentine cards for other kids? #HellNo!
I would much rather spend $6.00 on a box of Mad Lib cards with pencils and save myself a butt load of time and stress. If the kids want to make a Valentine’s project I’ll get out some paper, markers, and stickers that they can do by themselves.
So Pinterest, you almost got me this time. Fortunately I have friends who look out for my best interest.
I think I’ll go back to only pinning drink recipes now. You know, the useful stuff.
Oh, and speaking of drinks we have a Valentine’s Martini posted over at One Martini at a Time with strawberry infused vodka and Godiva white chocolate liqueur. You don’t want to miss this drink (trust me).