It’s the little things…

by Kim on February 14, 2009

I hope you have all had a nice Valentine’s Day. I’ve always loved the day — whether I was single, before kids (BK), married, and even now with kids, it is a good day. I was just thinking about the times when I was growing up and I couldn’t wait to open that “special valentine” card filled with a paper note and conversation heart candy. I just KNEW that those conversation heart candies meant “TRU LUV” when given by the boy I had a crush on.

Today was a pretty simple day. A terrible snow storm came in and cut out some travel plans to see family. At the same time, the simple things that I often take for granted occurred. I decided to really enjoy the little things. Saturdays are known as “hard work days” around here and the kids had to clean rooms. A simple breakfast, playing with legos, giving the kids their coupon books, and thinking about how quickly time goes by.  I’m usually in a race to this and that mode, and those often accompany the “guilty-mommy” syndrome that I think many of us can have. But today was different. And I felt a whole lot better.

It’s still very cold outside – practically a blizzard.  But I came across this great idea from  Just the right way to end a snow-storm-but-slowing-it-down kind of day. Plus, it IS Valentine’s Day. Perfect.

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1 HeAtHeR RoE 02.15.09 at 7:18 pm

OK, I am sooooo in touch with your story. Maybe I’m just a sappy mom, but I do get those guilty mommy feelings when I am busy about the daily grind. Thanks for reminding me that I am not the only one. And on that note, I think it’s time I sit down with my family and enjoy some hot cocoa!

2 Janine (@twincident) 02.15.09 at 10:19 pm

Love the coupon book idea! I may use that for my twins birthday.

3 alishasays 02.16.09 at 1:18 pm

LOVE all the Valentine’s stuff!

4 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 02.17.09 at 7:06 am

Thank you for your honesty in sharing with us Kim! It is hard in this world where we have to hold it all together all the time and be the perfect person to everyone all the time! It is nice to hear that others struggle with the same things that you are!

Glad you got to have a quiet day at home with your family! You are an amazing Mother! :)

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