Yes, my offspring will be sporting these little beauties at their respective Valentine's Day celebrations (or non-celebrations in Ryan's case). Why, you might ask, did I spend the time?
Here's what I'm hoping the other parents will say:
Ryan's 2nd grade parents: "Wow. She never volunteers in the classroom, but these Valentines make me realize that she's trying to out-do the rest of us. I like her. She's one of us. We like to one-up each other."
Natalie's Pre-K parents: "It's no surprise that Natalie is so uber-fabulous. Look at her Mommy."
Justin's 3-year-old parents: "Oh crap. Were we supposed to MAKE something? I just thought it was OK to go to Walmart and buy a box of Valentines. No? I'm new at this. Teach me Oh Wise Justin's Mom."
But, my friends, here are a few little secrets that Pinterest doesn't let you in on:
- The cute little entries on Pinterest don't really tell HOW to do them so you have to wing it.
- This involves and Exacto knife. And this means trouble and possible injury.
- Shoving lollipops through photographs takes talent and no over-eager child can help because they'll rip. Translation: You'll do it alone. All alone. By yourself. Alone.
- Transporting 3-dimensional Valentines isn't easy. Surely they'll be a mess by the time they get handed out.
- And then there's this: Pinterest Valentine's x 3 kids ain't for sissies.
Happy Valentine's Day from our house to yours.
And for good measure, Pinterest Valentine's hair.