I need someone to talk me down. Pull me back from the edge. Throw me a line, because I’m turning into one of THOSE moms.
You know the type. They don’t just pack their kid’s lunch for school, they send it in a Bento Box. They don’t just chaperone the Christmas party, they send everyone home with a hand-knit stocking. They don’t just attend their kid’s kindergarten graduation, they voluntarily decorate a sheet cake for 70 people topped with a scale model of the school playground. (True story.)
I used to roll my eyes at these over-achieving moms. Seriously, just put his food in a Walmart bag like the rest of us, because you can’t find the lunchbox and the bus is coming!
Then David’s birthday came around last year. I got it in my head to make Cake Pops for his birthday treat. I did, and the teacher gushed. The teacher who I don’t think particularly liked my son or me. But the Cake Pops I got points for.
I had to top or at least match last year. So this January I sent homemade Whoopie Pies to school for David’s birthday. Thanks to the internet Whoopie Pies are gaining popularity, but in these parts they’re still mostly a novelty.
I thought that was the end of my extra credit work for the year. Then a note came home. My next assignment was to make a Valentine mailbox for school with my son. I should have cut a hole in a shoe box and given David a pack of stickers. Instead I Googled “Valentine Mailbox” and searched Pinterest. We ended up making this:
People, it involved a hot glue gun. And felt. That’s hardcore!
Then I decided to make Valentines for David to hand out. There are lots of cute ideas on Pinterest. Why use mass-produced cards from a *shudder* Big Box store? This was after my mom bought Toy Story Valentines with pencils for David to hand out. Sorry Mom. I just couldn’t say no to Pinterest.
So David is taking these to school:
I made a special trip to Sam’s Club just to purchase a case of Rolos. Do you know how hard it is to have a case of Rolos in your house and not eat them all? Especially when you’ re on a diet and starving.
The Rolos will be attached to the cards with not yet purchased glue dots. Come on! I’m still fairly new to this Super Mom stuff. I didn’t plan that far ahead.
It’s really not that spectacular, but in case you’re inspired you can print this PDF of the cards I made. Just click the image below.