We ended up with the Disney Princess Valentines. The Little One Loves them. Me? They kind of make me throw up in my mouth a little.
There is a silver lining to this story, however. When we got home from the Supermarket, my kiddo couldn't wait to tear into those Disney Princess cards. She set herself up at the little table in our new kitchen, got out her markers and started writing her name. She was signing her name on each card! We've been working on that, and she works on it at school, too, but I had no idea she'd become so good at it! She's like a professional Name Writer or something.
I hugged her and told her how proud of her I was. Then I told her that she's my Valentine, that she's the best Valentine I've ever had. And I meant it.
"You're my best Valentine, too, Mama," she said, hugging me back. And while that won't always be true, this year it is. What's better than that?
Nothing, Mamas. Nothing.