Of course, there is lots of serving to be done on Valentine’s Day. There are ways for each member of the family to let the other members know they are loved. So here is how my family did that this year.
On Monday night, we had our normal date night. (Thanks, Hannah!) Jason found a new little cafe, and we enjoyed dinner together. (Well, I enjoyed my pulled chicken sandwich and mashed potatoes. Jason really didn’t care for his meal. But we enjoyed being together!) Oh, and we had Starbucks, which is pretty much a given on our date night. I had a Venti Soy Cinnamon Dolce Latte, thanks to my free birthday drink. I’m pretty sure that is why I couldn’t get to sleep till midnight….
Tuesday began, um, rather unexpectedly. I woke up out of a dead sleep at 5:40 with Jason saying, “Are the kids up downstairs?” We got up and walked down the stairs to find several lights on, and the three oldest kids out of bed. Clare and Miranda were cleaning up the family room and “decorating” it with hearts. Grant was sitting on the kitchen FLOOR, pouring cereal into bowls (and he had just spilled Rice Krispies all over the floor). Now what? I knew they were doing all this with a heart of love, yet I really did not want them up this early. So we thanked them and asked them to go back to bed for a little longer. Unfortunately, no one actually went back to sleep, so when Jason got up for work, we had a family breakfast!
(We won’t talk about the fact that we had 4 tired and grumpy kids all day. And how there was 1 tired and grumpy mommy trying not to lose her cool. Needless to say, all 4 kids ended up taking a nap in the afternoon!)
For my hubby, I decided to make a pecan pie for dessert after dinner. He LOVES them. Every time my mom comes for a visit, he begs her to make one. I have tried my hand at them two or three times before, and each time I bake them so long that the crust burns, but the middle still does not set up. So I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I tried a new recipe with good success. The pie turned out pretty good. My mom should be very happy though, because Jason still loves her pie the best!
One thing is certain, I will not forget this Valentine’s Day. I will not be letting my children forget this Valentine’s Day either.
How were you served on Tuesday? What did you do to serve someone else?
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