Selective Memories- Can I Please Choose Them?

The following photo is not intended to make you feel inadequate about what you did or didn’t do for your family on Valentines Day:

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I went a little nuts, but I’ll explain why in a bit.

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Valentines Day dinner was made up of the foods the kids told me they “love”- mac & cheese for Leyna & Lowell, cranberry sauce for Kendall, bacon for, well, everyone.

I did try to sneak some heart shaped zucchini in there…

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But they were much more interested in the heart-shaped bacon, and felt a little conned because nobody said they loved zucchini.

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I apologize for the horrid attempts at food photography here. These pictures are looking straight out of a 70s cookbook with recipes for SPAM & lime JELLO casserole.

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I surprised them with balloons, candy bouquets, and the cutest Valentine cards and buttons from this Instagram/Etsy shop I’m newly obsessed with- InkPug.Β Β (We are SO that pug family now.)

Can we just have a moment for this card I got for Scott?

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Maybe you’ve noticed I’m running really short on time for all the things right now? I mean, this blog is pretty neglected lately.

I don’t have time to keep up with laundry. I don’t have time to keep up with our messy house. I don’t have time to keep up with emails. I don’t have time to write.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s like I forgot that newborns are SO SELFISH.

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I was like, just sit here and hold his hand so I can step away for 2 minutes and he won’t feel like I’ve abandoned him, okay?Β 

But I did take theΒ time to do something special for Valentines Day, yes, for my kids, but also for me. I’ve felt so overextended. Making time to tuck the 2 bigs in each night is a huge ask of myself lately, and it used to be something I never let myself skip.

Christmas felt like a disaster to me. I know the kids won’t remember most of it, and they weren’t seeing it through postpartum hormone glasses, but I will remember, and I did. I needed a fun family do-over. I needed a home-run holiday. I needed to hear my kids say, “This was the BEST EVER!”

So I had some fun with Valentines Day, and it was exactly what my soul needed. And as much as I hope the kids don’t remember last Christmas, I hope they do file away a sweet memory or three from that time mom made bacon hearts and mac & cheese in a heart cake pan, and even pulled together some cranberry sauce in February for the best Valentines Day ever.

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