And then I woke up. This is me we are talking about here.
We celebrated Valentine's day by finally getting the boxes of Christmas decorations back up in the attic. Nothing like a holiday in mid-February to remind us that the red and green bins still sitting in the hallway have been there too long. That's classiness for ya right there. I also mopped my floors. Which is to say I mopped the whole upstairs level of our home. Something else I had been planning on doing for at least a month. It became apparent it might be past time when I asked Brandon why he had gone outside without shoes on as now the bottom of his feet were black. He proclaimed indignantly that he had not left the kitchen. It was, in fact, only 9:00AM. Ahem. Praise God for
And then, after that, because I wasn't feeling well (darn polyp) I took a nap. And, lest you think I boycotted the holiday completely I did give each of my children a small Valentine's treat and I sent Ben to school with his requisite bag of store bought Valentines. Power Rangers for those of you who care. Ben has never seen Power Rangers but, like Spiderman, is certain they are cool beyond measure. He also pretends to be a Power Ranger which just seems to involve standing with either a leg or an arm jutting out in a weird angle.
I also decided that in the spirit of
While we were sitting there, eating my masterpiece, I declared, "I mopped the floors today."
"Wow, impressive." The Man declared enthusiastically.
"These brownies were supposed to be shaped like hearts" I confessed.
"Still taste good like this", Brandon mumbled with his mouth full.
"Mom gave me gummie worms for Valentine's Day!" Allison bragged happily.
And therein lies the key to a Happy Holiday in the Chaotic Household: