Told Ya So!

Remember yesterday when I was bragging about having Kamryn’s Valentines done?  Well, like I said, whenever I do things in advance, it ends up working against me. I couldn’t wait one measly day, could I?  Kamryn brought home a note today about how this whole Valentine thing is supposed to go down.

I had Kamryn address all of her Valentines to her classmates.  I told her it was important for her to write their names on each and every envelope.  Guess who doesn’t think it’s important?  Her teacher.  In fact, I’m pretty sure the point is to make the Valentines completely ambiguous so they can just be handed out to anyone.  I have failed in that respect as well.  Not only are they all addressed, but I gave sports pencils and pads to the boys and the girls are all getting ones similar to the one I posted yesterday.  I like to play into stereotypes every once and awhile.

My final fail in regards to the Valentines is that I didn’t have Kamryn sign any of them.  I printed her name right on the picture.  Not only that, but I had a stamp made with her name on it (not just for the Valentines) and she wanted to use that to stamp her name on the envelopes.  The note specifically said that the kids were to write their name on each Valentine.

Luckily, I have a ton of envelopes, but Kamryn is pretty pissed off about having to redo all of them.  She’s also concerned that the kids aren’t going to get the ones she wants them to get.  She picked out specific pencils for each kid.  I have to ask her teacher if it’s OK that I segregated the boys and girls so at least I can assure her that one of the girls won’t get a football pencil.  God forbid!  I’m sure we’ll be feverishly writing her name on a bunch of envelopes on February 13th – just like we should have planned anyway.

Feb 1st!

Woo-hoo!  I made it through an entire month of posting, bitches!  I think I had 3 or 4 days where I was really at a loss of what to write and ended up my way through….ahhhh college.  I got an “A” in Philosophy in college which means I got an “A” in Bullshitting.  Seriously – isn’t that really what philosophy is?  My apologies to all you philosophy majors – you can go back to your accounting jobs now.

I’m trying to get myself a little more organized lately.  I have a list of pretty important things I need to get done.  Doctor appointments, dentist appointments, car appointments.  Basically a lot of appointments.  I kind of like the idea of getting all of these things done before someone sends me a nasty gram saying my car is going to explode if I don’t get the oil changed.

I want to share what I did this afternoon.  I finished Kamryn’s Valentines for school and her party isn’t for TWO weeks.  I’m pretty excited that these are done, but what tends to happen when I do things early is there ends up being some kind of guideline or rule that comes out after the fact, and my proactivity turns into a mad scramble to fix what I did to accommodate said rule.  I think this is pretty safe since there is no candy included, but who knows.

Total cost for 25 Valentines = $7.70.  I know you can do Valentines for much cheaper, but I think these turned out really cute.

Kamryn's Valentines: Pencil and pads from Target. Pictures printed at Costco.