Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A day filled with love

Chloe has been looking very forward to Valentine's Day this year. I guess because this is the first year she gets to hand out valentines and a party at preschool and everything else you get to do on this special day.

We bought her valentines last week: Littlest Pet Shop. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, since she is totally obsessed with those little animals. She has about 15 of them and she carries them with her everywhere she goes. Mostly she just likes to line them up and look at them in all of their cuteness. She added her valentines to her collection and has been carrying them around with her in a baggie for the last week or so. I'm not so sure she really understood that she would have to give them away eventually, but they were basically the best thing ever.

And then she lost them. Again, probably not surprising since she did carry them everywhere. She says she left them at Timmy's house in the trunk of one of his toy cars. But, my sister-in-law can't find them anywhere and neither can Tim. So, last night, I stayed up cutting a bunch of hearts out of red cardstock and gluing some jaw breakers we had in the cupboard to them. It was either that or the Easter candy that my mom just bought for us at Costco. Why didn't I go buy more? Because we're flat broke, that's why, and I am trying my best to be frugal...but that's another story for another blog.

Chloe slept with the baggie full of red hearts and jaw breakers and was just so excited to go to preschool this morning. We dressed her up in her red pants and her red shirt with pink and white hearts all over it and put her hair in pigtails with pink pretties. (Bria got all gussied up for the day, too. For that matter, so did Sophia, but Chloe was the most excited.)

I just got back from picking her up from preschool. Timmy goes to the same preschool and he had a very special Valentine's present for her, but I must give some background first:

Timmy had the following conversation with his mom a couple weeks ago:

Timmy: Mom, I need you to go to the store and buy me some chocolate in a heart box.

Mom: Why?

Timmy: Because I need it for my girlfriend.

Mom: Oh! Who is your girlfriend?

Timmy: Her name is Chloe.

You guessed it, Timmy had a big heart box of chocolates for Chloe behind his back. He gave it to her and told her he loved her. She got so excited and said, "Thank you! You're so sweet!" and gave him a very big hug. He also insisted on giving her more candy out of his own stash from his classmates and they walked out together holding hands.

And now we are home and she is going through her valentines bag and saying things like "Oh ho ho! I got a chocolate heart!" and "Oh yeah, you know it! I got a Cars valentine!!!" She is also opening up all her candy and putting each piece into plastic baggies by type. All conversation hearts are in one baggie, all chocolate in another, all lollipops (sans wrappers) in another and so on. Such organization!

Valentine's Day. So much fun for kids. I can't wait to see how Bria's day went!
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Awhh....
    NO DATING TIL YOURE 16 MS CHLOE... look at her, rebelling at such a young age1!!!!

  2. Sounds like a fun, fun day - despite the lost Little Pet Shop stuff.

    To answer your question about my class - we don't have even numbers. We have 11 boys and 8 girls which is actually easier than having more girls!