We were up for preschool snack again today. Just in time for Valentine's day.
Someone else was already bringing cookies and icing for decorating, so I thought long and hard and settled on the only snack I ever make: fruit and veggie plate.
Of course Pinterest was rife with ideas, but every modern mom must remember the age-old adage A pin in the hand is worth two in the board, as well as Not all who re-pin are crafty. I tried my best, and although there were no tears shed, I can't say the same for exasperated sighs before I finally gave up and piled the apple hearts on the plate and called it a night.
I wanted to throw in the towel, but it dawned on me that this is the first of many, many unrealistic things I will be helping my boys do the night before for school. Suddenly it felt like a milestone. It changed my whole perspective and I really embraced it. We got out the markers and the 20-baht-shop heart shaped sticky notes and did it up right. M dutifully copied his friends names on the backs and I admit to stressing out a tad because WHY must he start every name exactly in the middle of the heart? But we succeeded and he went off to preschool with a box of valentines in his bag.
And then came home with them still in there. Oh well, I figure as far as valentines heartbreaks go, it could be a lot worse.