This post is not intended to start a ‘Mommy Pinterest War’ (ohmygawd, I can’t believe I just typed that – WHAT HAS OUR WORLD COME TO?!), but after two weeks of seeing adorable, handmade, Pinteresty valentines plastered all over Instagram, I just want to make sure that all the moms out there know that …
This isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with the amazing valentines some of my friends and family are putting together for their kids to take to school – because they ARE awesome, and more power to you for making this day as amazing as you can for your kiddos. I just want to let all the other parents out there know that snatching up that box of Jake and the Neverland Pirates valentines, slapping a heart sticker on them and calling it a win? Is totally okay too. In fact, it’s more than ‘okay’ – it’s awesome. There are TONS of kids who will show up to school for their party with nothing in hand, and the fact that you’ve taken then time to put their name on a card and make them smile?
It’s fucking fantastic of you. Seriously.
Don’t worry about ‘not doing enough’ or ‘taking the easy way out’. Don’t worry about your kid not thinking his cards are ‘good enough’ to hand out. Don’t give that shit another thought. Just don’t.
Our cards were supposed to get done last weekend, but when that didn’t happen we obviously decided that the night before would be an excellent time to work on all of them at once. Obviously. But you know, it was fine. We stayed up a little later, and you had better believe I made the Mouse write his name, and the names of every. single. kid. in his class on all those little suckers. Handwriting is important, yo.
And so is mommy’s sanity.