This is my cutie pie littlest Valentine.  The outfit she wore yesterday is from Lolly Wolly Doodle.  Leg rolls on point.

My kids aren’t old enough yet to have school Valentine exchanges.  But I was talking with a friend about moms who go over the top and create adorable masterpieces for their kids to pass out.  Why can’t they just let the kids do it?  Or use simple store bought cards?

The truth is there are moms who slave over perfectly crafted Valentines just to keep up with the Joneses.  It’s one of the seemingly increasing ways parents try to bolster their children to validate their own self worth. But there are also moms who just love to craft.  That’s their wheel house.  They get excited about it and crafting brings JOY.

Comparison is the thief of joy.  Pick your lane and know what works for you.  Applaud those who love to craft and create pinterest worthy Valentines, but don’t hold yourself to the same standard.  We all have unique God-given bents and abilities.  Watching someone else shine in one area doesn’t lessen your own calling.  And let me assure you – my calling is not crafts.  I don’t do pinterest because then I would have to start my own #pinterestfail blog.  I’m so bad at it that when I ran for class president in high school, I somehow convinced my friends to make my campaign signs for me (God bless them).  I know myself and I’m ok with not being pinterest worthy.

BTW – If your lane is organized and a step ahead of the game (holla!), there are some great sales on Valentine’s Day cards.  Stock up for next year at less than 1/2 the price on some of these selections.  See thumbnails below.  And if you like to fly by the seat of your pants, that’s great too!  Check back Feb 11, 2017 😜

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This was a great read, thanks for sharing!

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