Monday, February 14, 2011

Will you be my Valentine? my head, I had this perfect little day all planned out.  I LOVE Valentine's Day.  I was so excited to do some of the things that I did as a kid.

Before going in to my story, let me preface it with this statement.  Dustin usually does the morning routine with Ry and I help out where I can before I head to work. 

This morning, I got up early and got ready so that I could make a special breakfast for Ryland.  Wanted to pass on my family's tradition.  Homemade, heart-shaped pink biscuits.

Dustin had been sick all night and just as it was time for him to get up I realized he wouldn't be getting up.  Crazy, freakishly sick.  So, the whole morning was up to me...which is fine...if I have time to plan for it.  Got Ry up, showed him his Valentine's presents, made the biscuits, tinted the milk, made the special Valentine's lunch (complete with a heart shaped sandwich), got him ready, opened Valentines and finally off to school.  He was a terror this morning.  All the while I was running late.  I hate being late.  I was in a terrible mood.  Ridiculous traffic (now I remember why I go in to the office early).  Rough start to the day.

Ry had an equally bad day at school, surprise surprise.  I'm mad at myself because I think I caused most of it by freaking out so much this morning since things weren't living up to what I had envisioned.  Rough day, just felt like I was off my game and always one step behind. 

Very rough evening for a 5 year  We put him to bed an hour early and he just cried his little self to sleep.  Not sure what the deal was today.  Maybe he was abducted by aliens?  Sure hope my Ryland is back tomorrow...there is only so much this Mama can take!

Dustin, his Ny-Quil, Vicks and everything else are already dead asleep.

I'm looking for a Valentine.  I'm pretty sure that I will ask the strawberry cupcake in the kitchen to "be mine", grab a few chocolates for good measure and watch a movie.

Hope you've had a good day!  I'm looking foward to Valentine's Day II in my near future!



  1. Oh, I'm so sorry that your beautiful plans for Valentines feel through. I hate when that happens! It sounds like we both have some strong willed cuties from Pavlodar. Call me or email me if you ever want to swap stories :-)

  2. I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted. The next one will be better I'm sure. Mornings with kids can be tough. I think it's so great you are continuing with these traditions. I'm sure he will have these stories to tell his own kids someday about the pink biscuits, etc.