I’m a bad homeschool mom. I don’t know it’s National Chocolate Cake Day or Lewis Carroll’s birthday until I notice a spate of chocolate cake or Alice in Wonderland photos in my Instagram feed. I’m totally willing to skip minor holidays I do know are coming soon, like Presidents Day, because we learn about US presidents every day. As for the banks-are-open micro holidays, my kids have never heard of Punxsutawney Phil and we usually make our annual pot of Mardi Gras gumbo on Vendredi because I’m the type of person who deeply appreciates that every Target ad after Valentine’s Day warns me that Easter Sunday is March 27th.
However, I’m blessed with an incredibly crafty, creative daughter who makes every day a party and loves to celebrate all holidays big and small. The day I packed up Christmas, she cut out three dozen hearts and made valentines for everyone in the house and decorated the mantel with them. You see my problem. [Continue reading]