Today was Mother’s Day. My husband made breakfast, which was amazing and he usually makes weekend breakfast, because he’s awesome like that. Miss E had a little stack of Mother’s Day cards she has been making all week(melt my heart), and the girls and I went out to check the chicken coop for eggs. This evolved into an impromptu game of tag in the perfectly sunny, zero wind, perfect NoDak morning.
Hubby entertained both little girls for a couple hours in the afternoon to allow me time to relax in my hammock and enjoy the peace of our amazing yard. I played with my camera taking pictures of birds, repotted some plants and planted some trees, all of these things make me feel peace in my soul.
We ran to town and Miss E picked out some flowers for our front stoop’s planter. I also bought a container of Hens and Chicks, which remind me of my grandmother. She had them planted outside her home and I’ve always wanted the little succulents gracing my flower bed as well. It seemed like the perfect way to give a nod to one of the maternal influences in my life.
We picked up some butterfly cupcakes as a special treat for after our evening grill-out.
Other than a brief morning phone call and a Facebook shout-out, I didn’t get a chance to connect with my own mother, but all-in-all, Mother’s Day was an amazing day. May your Mother’s Day be as beautiful as the perfect weather was today.
Today was Mother’s Day. Miss A came in our room, pre-8AM. She was donning a big smile…and a soaked through pull-up and jammies. I stripped her down and she and Hubby headed downstairs. I flopped over on the bed and noticed my face was damp. Miss A left her blanket behind…and the blanket must have been near her little wet behind. I stripped our bed and started laundry. Good morning.
Miss E informed me that she was going to help dad make my favorite for breakfast: French toast…but we were out of bread.
After an exotic day of hanging at home and then grocery shopping, we came home to garden. After an epic battle between Miss E and Miss A over who gets to carry the garden hoe, we planted some flowers and then there was a terrifying wasp scare.
I had wanted to run down to my mom’s after dinner, but the molasses-children weren’t cooperating and then we got to the point where it would be a late bedtime no matter what AND they definitely couldn’t skip bathtime after the mud and water gardening activities…so no mom-time on Mother’s Day. Cue daughter-guilt.
While putting Miss E to bed, she informed me that Mother’s Day was nothing like she thought it would be. She thought we’d play lots of outdoor games and everything she wanted to do today was wrecked-including breakfast(see above).
She then told me no one loves her when I went to leave her room, due to some kind of gastro-intestinal rage she was having. I didn’t have a gas mask and she is on day three or sleeping in a tiny tent on the floor of her bedroom. Um-no thanks.
Hey, I love being a mom, but there’s just too much pressure on Mother’s Day. Where’s my wine…
Mother’s Day feelings, like everything else, is in your control. You can focus on the exceptional or not-so-great, but the choice is yours.
All in all, I had a great day. I may have had a few dark, and damp, spots, but I am the mom of two amazing, spirited, emotional and crazy little girls who make my life exciting, fun and special. This is thanks to my awesome-sauce Hubby, with a little assist from some special doctoring and drugs, but I’m a mom and I love it. Today was a phenomenal day in North Dakota. I had some peaceful moments and spent time with my crazy little family. It was a great day with lots of good parts. I hope no matter what happened in your day today, you get to focus on your good parts.