6:30am - Monday, February 14th, 2011
Carson crawled in my bed in the middle of the night... As I went to wake him up...
Mommy: "Carson, Happy Valentine's Day! I love you!"
Carson: "Well, Mommy, will you be my valentine?"
Carson: "Good because I love you. Please shut that light off out there. It's too bright and I'm sleepy."
While Carson was eating breakfast, I had mentioned to him that I had gotten him a Valentine's Day present, but he couldn't get it until after school. I reminded him to make green (good) choices at Cathy's and school today, so he could be sure to get it later that day. As he was thinking about all of this, he said... "Well, can I have the note card now?" I was in awe over the fact that he actually likes the cards! I had no idea; so I had to tell him that I didn't get him a "note card." :(
I had a fun, eventful day planned for this valentine holiday, but most of it went out the window when I got a call to sub. I wasn't about to turn down the sub job, so I had to rearrange a few things on our agenda. Thankfully, we were able to do a lot of Valentine's Day activities last week as I had a few days off. We started by making Valentine's Day cards with construction paper, stickers, chalk, crayons, markers, and glitter. Carson has just recently become more (just a little) interested in art/crafty type of projects. I was impressed that he worked on these for so long... a whole 25 minutes. :) We also made homemade playdough and dyed it pink. We have played with this multiple times a day since we made it. It was my first time making homemade playdough... I'll definitely do that again! Easy peasy! Finally, we made heart cookies (dough compliments of Pillsbury :o) ). Carson loved decorating the cookies. Me on the other hand, had to take a deep breath while watching him frost the cookies and put sprinkles on them. Eventually, I explained that sprinkles are kind of like glitter, we don't need a pile of them on one cookie.
I have always loved Valentine's Day. The fact that the simple yet complex feeling of love is shared is something to be celebrated. Most people think of their significant other on this special holiday, but I truly enjoy celebrating the love I have for many people on this day. It is days like today, that I slow down, look around, and realize... It all will be okay. Remembering this every day of the year is something I need to work on. I feel so very blessed to have the unique, special, loving relationship that I do with Carson. I hope you all were able to connect with someone you love this Valentine's Day.
To all of you whom we love so much, Happy Valentine's Day!