My Mother’s Day has not really gone as planned. The original plan including me sleeping in while SuperDad and Mason made breakfast and worked on a top secret Mother’s Day project. Then we were going to eat and enjoy the day together as a family. Instead, SuperDad got called into work at 6 am and it’s just been me and one cranky little boy all day today, and thus, just another day of sweeping the floor, doing the laundry (which SuperDad usually does!), and wondering why I can’t get the blu-ray player to work. But I’ve learned by now that motherhood is all about rolling with the punches, expecting changes in plans, and making the best out of something, even when it isn’t what you planned.
We enjoyed a long lunch with Grandma J at the cafe, where Mason was the star of the show, greeting waitresses by name and hamming it up whenever anyone approached him. He may have also announced “Person going POTTY!” every time someone went to use the restroom too, but at least everyone found it funny.
After a trip to a jam packed Wal-mart, a few too many tantrums, and a hard fought nap, this mommy is happy to be sitting down with a box of Andies Candies at her computer to enjoy a little me time, even though blogging wasn’t really part of today’s original itinerary.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother’s Day and for those who have lost their mothers, never really had a good mother, or are missing children who left too soon, my heart is with you. To those people working today (like my mother and my husband) who would rather be home celebrating with their families, thank you for being willing to work a job that requires you to work un-ideal hours so that others may be safe (police, firefighters, hospital employees, etc) or have a bit of fun (retail, casinos, etc etc) on the holidays. You are appreciated. And to all of the mothers supporting other mothers in this wild journey that is motherhood, thank you for holding out your hand and helping. We’re all in this together.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone.
This time last year – Bachelor’s Weekend
Two years ago – Little PeaPod