“So, Lisa, what do you do?”
“I’m an away-from-home mom.”
“Um…okay…what does that mean? What do you do all day?”
“I keep my company’s financial records in order, supervise their taxes, reconcile billing vouchers, analyze financial operations…”
“Wait, so you’re an accountant. Why didn’t you say that in the first place?”
“Yeah…I guess that would’ve made more sense.”
If you’re a mom of littles who doesn’t usually do anything for Valentine’s Day, I’m going to go ahead and suggest that you give it a try this year. And I’m going to tell you why.
Let’s break this down:
Someone else is watching your kids right now. High five!
But it’s been so long since you got a break from them, you’re not even sure how to use it.
You don’t want to come to the end and realize you did nothing but scroll through facebook on your phone.
How can you make the best use of this time?
I had the same question, so I made this handy-dandy checklist for myself that satisfies every time:
I totally get you now.
In the past, I’ve rolled my eyes at your early Christmas decorations, shopping, baking, and the festive (annoying) music you dared to play in November.
All I wanted was for Thanksgiving to have its own hurrah, untainted by Jingle Bell Rock. Is that so much to ask?
But now, I apologize.
I finally understand why you do it…
So, it’s almost Halloween and you still haven’t gathered the kids to do any Pinterest-worthy, sentimental fall crafts.
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. The following ideas are so easy, you could do them today.
Plus, some are good enough that they might not even go straight into the garbage can when fall is over. Just saying.
Here’s the list: