Happy Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2008 · 3 comments

How was your day?  Get anything good??  My day was lovely.  We all slept in late, had Tim Horton’s for breakfast, lazed around for awhile and then got to scrapbooking.  My wise and wonderful husband had control of the boys for the day and even took them grocery shopping to gather supplies for dinner and dessert.  Then, while they played, he made dinner – my favorite enchiladas!  In addition, he cleaned the kitchen AND the playroom that was a major disaster area.

As mothers, we often expect or want more for our day.  Some signs of appreciation for all that we do; some sort of acknowledgment of our hard work, long hours and lack of pay for being all things to our family.  Some show that we are needed and wanted; loved and adored.

Every year for the past 3 I have asked for the day to be by myself.  I need my alone time, and what better way to be the best mama I can than by taking my day to relax and do what I want.  This year was different in that I didn’t have anyone running upstairs crying and screaming for me; the boys were happy and didn’t need me this year.  From my desk chair I could hear them talking and laughing and playing; they were happy with daddy and I felt good about that.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed that I didn’t even get homemade cards from the boys or a cheesy romantic/silly card from Mike.  But I didn’t.  Maybe next year. (Honey, please don’t feel guilty and get me flowers tomorrow or anything. Matt coming down to give me a happy mother’s day kiss and hug more than made up for a lack of cards.)

I got about 11 pages done, including the finishing up of my 2005 pages and made a decent dent in the 2006 pictures.  I know I’ll never be caught up, but every little bit helps.

Still trying to come up with a name for the new puppy.  Of course, we have about 4 weeks to come up with one, but feel free to chime in any time!! 😀

Back to real life tomorrow.  Today has certainly been a nice break from responsibility; I even watched Desperate Housewives ‘live’, not from DVR.  (And now I’m kind of wishing I had stuck with this Brothers & Sisters show…).

Oh, and stay tuned, because I am about to be the ultimate mom and make some cupcakes for Matt to take to school on Wednesday for his birthday (of course, his birthday is in August, but since he’s not in school then, they’re celebrating this month).  And I’m making them from this book.  Go me!!

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Above Average Joe May 12, 2008 at 11:11 am

Happy Mother’s Day.

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.


Painted Maypole May 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Glad you had a nice day. i sometimes long for more, too, as my hsuband isn’t very good at recognizing such things (I always say it’s a good thing mothers day happens when school is in session, as the teachers put the kids up to all sorts of cute projects!) but I’m trying to appreciate the blessings I do have, which are many!


liv May 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm

lovely day. mine was spent cleaning up after tornado crap. still good, though.



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