Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who knew....

that you can't buy little kids Valentine’s Day cards the day before Valentine’s Day?

I've been seeing Valentine’s Day cards at Target and everywhere else since the day after New Years. I didn't buy them because I was afraid that I'd lose them before Valentine’s Day and I also had this notion that Sam and I might actually make them. You know how crafty I am...

Needless to say, we never got around to making cards. Today I braved the miserable weather that we've been having and ventured out to Target. I checked the three aisles of Valentines candy, toys and clothing four times before asking for help. You would have thought that I asked where the fake Christmas trees were. The 19 year old girl looked at me like I was crazy and replied, "Valentine's Day cards? Oh no, those have been gone FOREVER.". Trips to the grocery store and CVS were also fruitless.

So here I am at nearly 7 o'clock helping Sam make and sign 15 cards. Grace is usually in bed, but she is awake, tugging my leg and screaming. Sam is melting down, slumped across the table and whimpering. His "signature" looks like...well, something a very tired three year old would do.
I'm so tired I just grabbed his pencil and forged the last four cards. Can you tell which signature is the forgery?

Good thing I've always loved Valentine’s Day so much. Whatever....

4 comments:

Sara Mincy said...

Hey at least you made some memories, right?? In a few years he won't remember that he was tired and that you forged his signature, he will say, "my mom and I made cards together in the middle of the night for each one of my 50 classmates, my mom is so awesome."

Monica said...

I image that there were moms all over America doing the same thing:)

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Even though it was such a hassle, they turned out adorable!!

Bethany said...

Hey, I bought them last year never got them out. Lost them and bought new ones this year. Only got half of the ones this year out found the ones from last year so we should be good to go for next year maybe I should do them when I do the christmas cards just so they make it out in time. HEE HEE.