Have a great weekend!
No, it get’s much worse, they become teens.
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in hundreds of countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
Can anybody now tell where all the hearts, doves, chocolates and naked babies yielding weapons are coming from? I did a quick Google search (it’s my best friend) and I came across many weird facts on the topic Valentines day.
Whatever it stands for, I will always link Valentine’s day to a day full of chocolate and making that extra special effort of letting your loved ones know how much you care.
Now I know many of you are thinking sarcastic thoughts or saying “Valentine’s day is a Hallmark holiday” but common old grumpies.
You don’t have to spend much money or even buy a card. I fabricated mine with Photoshop Elements and bought two mugs in a shop and filled them myself with heart chocolates from the bakery across the street. I did this not only for my husband but for our teens as well and I must say, my daughter was so delighted that she kept on texting me thank you on her way to school. I also got the teens some great bath bombs from the Lush shop, so when my husband and I are having Sushi this evening, the kids can each have a nice relaxing bath time. Believe me, they love this kind of stuff, pampering.
Now, that’s what’s Valentine’s all about for me.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God.
I John 4:16 NIV
- The Story of St Valentine (aurablog.org)
I came by this motivational whilst “Stubbling” and felt immediately connected to this mother. When I sometimes see my son’s status it surprises me. He never talks or acts like that at home. Teens, weird.
So I was telling my son about this funny pic on top and he looked at me with dread in his eyes. “That’s sooooo not cool mom, I’m going to have to unfriend you if you post it or do the same.”
OK then, I’m not posting it to my status but posting it on my blog where thousands of others can see it. Hey, it’s not about him and it’s not on my Facebook. Win-Win!
“Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals.” – Wikipedia
And because I want to achieve the goal of a tidy house I try to grab the attention of my teens by trying to be funny. But however funny I tend to find myself, my kids can’t even crack a smile.
I LOVE motivational posters and have used one already to express the fury that I was feeling inside. It helped so I tried to be original and make 3D ones . I was proud of myself for coming up with such a wonderful , witty idea that I started to scour the net, just to make sure that I was the only witty one on the web. But no, I found out I wasn’t the only one with this “brilliant” idea. Some wittier student was before me, using self-made motivational posters to try to get threw to his very very very messy roommate.
I’ll let you know how it worked when I get back home tonight.
Try and make one yourself on The Motivator
Always feel free to share your original parenting ideas. I can always use some help.^^
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my mind.
I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back — not have to think
about what they’re stuffing down the sink,
or who they’re with, or where they’re at
and what they’re doing to the cat.
I pray for time all to myself
(did something just fall off a shelf?)
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish — dead!)
Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean —
(well heck, I’ve got the right to dream)
Yes now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know —
I must have lost them long ago!
source : Berkeley Parents Network