It's my very favorite holiday, and yes a deep love for chocolate may contribute to this affection. Valentine's Day came out of nowhere this year. I usually find myself counting down the days but today I woke up thinking, 'already!?'. I keep saying that I'm not overwhelmed and I have everything running along smoothly... and then I realize another month has slid right on by and the sheets still haven't been washed and I have no clean socks and we had hard boiled eggs for dinner (again) and oh wow, it's already Valentine's Day and we didn't do any baking or projects and crap!
But it's okay, because this day is really all about showing the people that are important to you some good old sappy love, and I am pretty sure I nail that one on a daily basis. So we celebrated with brownies (store bought- gasp!), a new teether for a teething baby, red lipstick for mama, and Little Smith's watercolor Valentines. I just think his paintings are amazing. I am turning into that mother that thinks my kid is a genius, supposedly he's behind on the so and so progression of drawing development whereby he should be producing half-baked stick figures... but man I could just watch him paint these beauties all day; announcing one is 'all finished' after only a few splashes and overworking another to a murky brown disaster that miraculously dries to reveal tones and layers... nothing short of inspired. You might just see smeared paint, but I guess I love this kid.
And now our Valentine's Day is drawing to a close, it's snowy and dark outside and we are waiting for James to get home so we can tell him we love him too, light a fire, perhaps some champagne for the adults once the kids are tucked in tight, with a side of chocolate, if you please.
*Happy Love Day*