With all the “free” time I thought I’d have during maternity leave (someone forgot to remind me about the six hours a day I’d spend nursing), I imagined myself a babywearing, clean eating, organized, thoughtful, and crafty mama. Amazingly, I’ve been able to accomplish a few of these unrealistic goals on an ad hoc basis.
Babywearing has been easy. Cleaning happens, but not effectively with a tired mom and creative toddler that redecorates my living room. Thank goodness Grandma gave me the gift of help in this category. I’ve made three recipes from my Pinterest board — all that involve the magic ingredient quinoa. And I’ve drafted but have yet to transcribe my overdue thank you notes (with baby brain, this takes A LOT of time).
Now, with all this success under my belt, I’m determined to make (yes, by hand) my toddler’s Valentine’s Day cards. What am I thinking? Sleep deprivation has clearly impaired my judgment. Even though I know this isn’t a wise undertaking, I can’t get off this train now that it’s left the station. So, I have eight days to accomplish this task.
I’m looking for something that is clever, can be made with construction paper and glue—er, scotch tape, and incorporates Trader Joe’s organic lollipops at the request of the Little Dude. Any suggestions or links in the comments would be appreciated. I’ll keep you posted on my progress, but please don’t consider it a let down if this story ends with a midnight run to CVS for pre-packaged Valentines. Maybe I should save myself the last-minute trouble and get some in case of an emergency.
In the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with a few vintage posts that inspire love:
To make sure Cupid’s shot is a hit and not a miss, check out these Valentine’s Day delights that are right on target.
The way to my heart (and many others') is food, well sweets.
Vow to love the holiday.
Learning to love unconditionally.
Love letters aren’t just for lovers.
Love beyond February.
Please share your favorite Valentines, love stories, and memories. I’d love to chat and share a big virtual group hug!
~ The Other Sarah