And it made me feel like the worst mom in the world.
Momlogic's Julie: When my first-born was two, he started preschool. I knew the class was having a Valentine's party ... but it didn't occur to me that I would need to buy Valentine's Day cards until February 13 at 10 PM.
After my son had gone to sleep that night, I found a crumpled piece of paper at the bottom of his backpack. It was a class list for the Valentines. SH*T, I FORGOT THE VALENTINES! I threw on some sweats and hauled butt to the nearest grocery store. No luck. They were out of valentines. Did the clerk give me a look of pity ... or disgust? Hard to tell. But I already felt bad enough.
She said to try the drugstore, open 24 hours.
I went there and the Valentine's Day aisle was nearly empty. All they had were two boxes of Bratz valentines. I couldn't in good conscience send my SON to school with Bratz valentine's, could I?
There were a few other parents milling about, looking as lost and desperate as I was.
I went to the greeting card aisle. More people looking desperate and frantic. No preschool-appropriate cards there, either.
I hit the office supply aisle for some red construction paper. They were all out. Guess I wasn't the first person to have that idea.
I felt defeated. I was the worst mom in the world.
In desperation, I ended up buying brown paper lunch bags, filling them with candy, and then cutting a heart out of the top and tying the bags with a red bow.
That would just have to be good enough.
And you know what? It was. He didn't even know the difference.
But ever since, I always buy the valentines EXTRA early. With a little luck, I will never have to make that February 13 walk of shame again!
Have YOU ever forgotten your kids' class valentines?