Valentine’s Day is a big deal in this house. Well, at least for those of us under the age of 9. My girls have been working on valentines for a few weeks now. Which means the play area looks like an arts and crafts bomb went off. Awesome. Glitter4ever, right? More like vacuum and sweep 4ever for me, but that’s a small sacrifice my girls are willing to make.
And now the girls are constantly reminding me that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and they can’t wait to see ALL THE STUFF they’re going to get. Candy, doodads, and trinkets that could fill twenty birthday party goody bags. I’m so psyched! Because we all know how I feel about birthday party goody bags. They’re my favorite. Actually, what’s my favorite is hiding all the crappy crap they get until they forget about it, then unceremoniously tossing it.
I sound like the Valentine’s Day Scrooge, don’t I? I think I’d be more excited about it if a genius marketer out there would make some candy especially for moms like me. I mean, if Hubs comes home with Godiva chocolates for me to devour – er, for us to share – I won’t turn those down. But it would be nice to see some tasty candy made especially for hardworking moms. Candy that really gets at what we want. Candy that would help us drop some not-so-subtle hints to our spouses and offspring.
Maybe something like these candy conversations hearts. I could dole these out to the Hubs with a smile:
And we can’t forget the kiddies!
Notice I did sneak in a couple sweet sayings. Because even though my ideal candies would be heavy on the snark, in the end I love the Hubs and my kiddos to pieces.
Now who can make this idea happen for me for Valentine’s Day 2016? Hmmmm?
If you could write your own conversation hearts for your kids or spouse, what would they say?