The day, it is all about Valentine's and doing things like baking brownies at 7am for your oldest who informed you yesterday - 10 minutes before you had to leave for Hebrew - that he signed up to bring in brownies for the big celebration. And let's not forget the tantrum of "You must make them NOW. I need them in the morning. If you really loved me we would skip Hebrew and bake brownies. And then we would eat them and you would make more." Or something like that. Except the last 2 sentences might not have been vocalized. You know he was thinking it though.
Valentine's Day also means I left things to the last minute because was there not just a holiday yesterday? Did I not have to prepare for the 100th day of school?
So in my grand and highly annoying way, I thought of a great surprise for the family. The Great Surprise. Really, that's what I'm calling it. But I can't tell you what it is yet because the husband has been known to read the stuff I write here once and a while and then he might know what The Great Surprise is.
Oh, and The Great Surprise? Probably not as FUN! and EXCITING! as I'm hoping. In fact, lame might be a good description. But we're working with a budget of $0 and not much more time.
Also? The fact that a surprise* orthodontic appointment was scheduled for today has put a crimp into the time for preparing The Great Surprise.
So am I preparing The Great Valentine Surprise of 2006? No. I'm blogging. But I'm going right now. Really. I am.
* and by surprise I mean I put it on the calendar 6 weeks ago and forgot until I noticed it this morning.