Friday, February 14, 2020

Our Valentine's Day Was A Little Different This Year

Today we broke the Valentine's Day Tradition that we've had since 2011. Between the chaos of buying a house, waiting for a closing date, having 95% of our belongings packed including the kitchen, and Lisa having to cover 2nd shift for the next week and a half, it happened. But. It was okay.

I did not make our traditional Valentine's Day meal.

I did not make gourmet sweets and treats for our neighbor friends.

I did not make one of Lisa's favorite desserts.

I did not make heart-shaped cookies that were decorated for our kids.


Lisa and I enjoyed an early lunch at the table while playing Yahtzee.

The kids enjoyed extra homemade snacks and lots of snuggles and playtime.

When Lisa left for work at 2:30 in the afternoon, I made the decision to spend the entire afternoon and evening on the sofa. With the kids. Watching chick flicks.

A down day of sorts.

The past few weeks have been a little stressful for our kids because I've been packing during the day while Lisa is at work. On the weekends, Lisa has been assisting with the process of moving.

I have taken my time with lots of breaks throughout the days so our kids would not get too stressed out.

Our kids hate change. They "know" when something is up. 

I've also learned that they hate the sound of packing tape and seeing me load our home office up with box after box after box.

For this reason, I've packed in spurts.

For the entire afternoon and evening, all of the kids snuggled with me on the sofa.

We took bathroom breaks, snack breaks, a dinner break, and playtime breaks.

We watched a few chick flicks including one of my favorites...

Eat. Pray. Love.

Now I'm craving spaghetti because of that one scene.

Sure, there was a part of me that felt like a loaf, but I can't remember the last time I had a down day except when I was sick.

We all missed Lisa terribly and hated that she had to work until 11 p.m. 

But, I did not feel guilty.

Our kids were happy and content. They loved having down time with me. 

Total greatness. 

Much needed.

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