So I took pictures of what the kids did for Valentine's Day. But I don't feel like posting them. Maybe later. This has been the first Valentine's Day that we've really participated in something fun. We made Valentine boxes (Corin made a robot and Silas made a giant face that says 'Feed Me Valentines) and we also made homemade Valentines. Yep. Homemade. Sure did. Won't EVER do that again. I was up late coming up with cute sayings and writing them down and then, since I was the only one who wouldn't burn myself with the hot glue gun, I spent the majority of the morning glueing them together. The boys sure did have fun though. I'm just a poophead Mom who doesn't enjoy Valentine's Day. Corin came home with 19 Valentines. He made 24. He couldn't decide who he wanted to give them to. Grrrr. Oh well. Quinn brought me home some lovely Gerbera daisies and we had homemade cheesecake for dessert last night. And Lost came on. Totally addicted to that show.
I think I could very easily do a rant on Holiday Ridiculousness. I hate how companies market holidays. Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, you name it. Actually, everytime I type a holiday I hear a jingle in my head of something I would hear on the radio or TV. Example: "SALE, SALE, SALE! It's our ANNUAL ________ Day SALE! Huge Savings! Come on DOWN!" And, of course, Halloween (maybe my favorite) gets a pass. I didn't say I wasn't a hypocrite. As I think about it, I'm sure it's not the holiday itself I dislike (there's no harm in Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day), I guess it's just the marketing to try to get you to feel guilty if you don't buy this or that for your 'special someone' or 'your kids'. Annoying. I think I hear "Every Kiss begins with Kay" from November to February. Let's not even talk about President's Day. Whatever. Who celebrates President's Day? Car Dealerships, Furniture Companies, and Department Stores. Super annoying. Mmm, I'm grouchy. Too much cake today at the Valentine's party done for our homeschool group. Maybe I'll make some coffee. I probably just need to drink a huge glass of water. And take an Advil. Maybe two. Maybe later.