Valentines Day, sans chocolate (gasp, faint)
Okay, so I know many of you love and adore and want to marry chocolate, just as I do, except I’m already married so that wouldn’t really work. Um…
Nevertheless, I am intending a Valentines Day without chocolate, since sugar affects us all strongly and there are unfortunate blood sugar issues and my kids don’t really neeeeeeed caffeinated candy.
I don’t really give a hoot about this day, other than thinking it’s just another so-called holiday to make people notice their loneliness and feel inadequate in a society that’s pushing purchased Hallmark sentimentality and unhealthy chocolate candies full of junk (isn’t pure chocolate and sugar delicious enough?!). BUT, I do love art and any excuse to combine saying I Love and Adore You with paper and paint. Plus, my kids notice holidays like this all around them so we might as well make it homemade to avoid the consumeristic trap.