First off, I'd like to say I'm sorry for being completely MIA lately. With James traveling non-stop I literally don't have time to bathe, eat, or relax much less blog. Hopefully he will be returning home sooner rather than lately because I can say two things:
1) I'm tired and need a break.
2) These kids are driving me absolutely bat-shit-cray-cray!
Being gone on business for a few days, cool. I can handle that. Being gone for 3 weeks? Ummm, yeah. Not so much. I'm pretty much ready to pull my hair out. So this is me apologizing for not being around. Surely some of you missed me, right? Ha!
Anyways... onto the post...
Today was not only my fourth wedding anniversary (which of course James missed) but it was also the kids Valentines Parties at school. Because I'm mom of the year and totally forgot about it, I was that crazy lady in CVS at 7:30 am buying Valentines and labeling them all in the car while my kids ate Cheerios in the back seat. Yeah, go me. Needless to say they had a blast at their little parties and brought home a mother load of goodies. After dinner they were allowed ONE piece of candy and off to bed they went.
So around 9:30 I realized I was starving. Literally. Like, my stomach was screaming at me, LOUDLY. Then I remembered that not only have I still not showered, but I haven't eaten anything ALL day. Ugh. But at 9:30 and after a day of running around, cleaning house, and chasing children I so did not want to cook. Dragging my ass off the couch and slowly making it to the kitchen I saw it... there it was.... the candy!
I mean, it was right there. It doesn't take any cooking or heating or putting together. All it requires is unwrapping and eating. THAT I can manage. So yes... I ate candy for dinner. And it was AWESOME! It really blows my mind how things have changed from when I was little and had V-day parties at school. Back in the day we had little shoe-boxes turned into Valentines mailboxes that would get stuffed with small paper cards and the occasional Sweet Hearts candy. But now a days? These kids get AWESOME candy!
Pop Rocks? SCORE! I had a little TOO much fun sitting here eating packages of Pop Rocks. I mean, who doesn't love Pop Rocks? Seriously.
Cake Pops? Really? Don't mind if I do! And yes, it was awesome.
Of course I am more than positive that my kids are going to shit a brick tomorrow when they discover that half their stash is missing but it was worth it. Lifetime movies and a giant pile of awesome candy was worth the wrath of a five and two year old. And if need be, I can blame it on the dogs. That always works.
But aside from the candy coma I'm currently in, and besides the fact that my husband is not only missing our anniversary today but Valentines tomorrow I still received the sweetest gift from the most handsome Valentine in the entire world today. He even asked me to be his Valentine and yes, I cried like a baby. I'm going to cherish these little handmade gifts forever. These sweet, obnoxious, annoying, and incredibly perfect children of mine are the best, most important Valentines a girl could ever want. Not to mention they bring home cool candy so they get brownie points for that too!
Happy Valentine's Day, Y'all!