Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This Is Your Valentine's Day on Sleep Deprivation

After being up most of last night--and several nights before that--and then hanging out with Poppy starting at 5 a.m., I was running low on motivation to make a special Valentine's Day breakfast for the children.

I had some bleary and very delusional thought that I should maybe make heart-shaped pancakes or something*. But then I came to my senses and cut some pieces of bread into rough heart shapes, slapped some peanut butter on that and bam! Valentine's Day memories: made!

Because nothing says love like wonky heart-shaped bread.

Anyway, today is a school day, so there will be plenty of Valentine's Day celebrating at school. By which I mean sugar. Plus, we took the kids to the church last night to eat pancakes and decorate cupcakes at the youth group fundraiser, so I feel I've done my holiday duty.

Happy Valentine's Day, my lovelies. I hope it's full of love. (Actually, I hope all your days are full of love. Maybe today I should hope for you that you receive chocolate. That's always good.)

* I do not mean to disparage this sort of thing if that's your happy place, but it most definitely is not mine. Thankfully, I feel no Pinterest-pressure whatsoever, so I don't even pretend I'm going to be doing stuff like this.


Anonymous said...

No chocolate for me. Wine, instead.

Anonymous said...

Rock on supermom!

Europafox said...

Hey that's good going (the heart shaped bread) - my son still hasn't forgiven me for not making pancakes on Pancake Day yesterday - do you celebrate that in the US? No-one seems to have mentioned it on the blogs? Hope you are having a great day (and get some choccies too) - Europafox x

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Pancake Day isn't a secular thing here, but many churches (including ours) have pancake suppers for Shrove Tuesday.

Daisy said...

I remember way back when my daughter (an adult now) was young and took her lunch to school. She didn't eat the bread crusts anyway (silly little picky eater), so I would cut her PBJs and bologna sandwiches (yea, yea, no gourmet lunches back then) with a heart shaped cookie cutter. I managed to create almost no waste - less, perhaps, than what she would have left behind with the crusts.
Oh, the memories! Thank goodness she learned to cook along the way.

Europafox said...

Aah - I think in the UK there has been more 'co-opting' of religious feast days into secular holidays - but I have never heard of a Shrove Tuesday supper at a church before - which sounds great - bringing it back to it's original 'feast' prior to Lent.

DAISY - you sound like a genius!