Despite homeschooling DJ we always have a Valentine’s Day party. We’ve been talking about the party this year for a week. Last night before he went to bed I told him all about the things we’d do today, much to his excitement. We were going to go shopping, make cupcakes, crafts and just all around merriment.
Look at our cupcakes! Aside from DJ being a little heavy handed with the sprinkles, they are perfect. And our giant chocolate kisses turned out perfect, despite it being our first time attempt.
Anyone looking at these pictures would think we had a great time. You know what? They would be WRONG! Somewhere between last night’s excitement and this morning’s reality DJ lost his “give a care” chip. He was not only uninterested in any sort of Valentine’s Day activity but he made sure I suffered while making him do them. Meanwhile, I’m living in some idiotic state thinking he’s going to warm up to the idea. I was sure that at any given moment the merriment I had dreamt of would commence. Wrong again!
Lost somewhere between the crazy notions of, “oh, he’ll come around” and “by george it’s a party and we’re going to have fun if it kills us both”, I came to my senses. It’s not like guests were arriving at any moment. The only guest was the dog and she can’t have chocolate or cupcakes. There’s a reason he has special needs. Uh… because his needs are special (perhaps not as special as his mother’s though). And it’s homeschool for crying out loud. I’m not even competing with other mothers. Apparently, I’m just crazy.
Alas, I gave up the party mentality and let the child go watch Big Hero 6. And for that, I got the sweetest gift of all; a hug and big kiss from my very special Valentine.