You’d have to be hiding under a rock (or maybe just a guy) not to know that this Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day. For the past few weeks I’ve been flooded with advertisements and direct marketed emails for all sorts of “gifts to get mom” – flowers, jewelry, cookie bouquets and even boxes of chocolate covered strawberries.
I love Mother’s Day. For me, it’s the perfect holiday. I don’t have to worry about revealing my age, have a big family get-together or spend hours slaving over a hot stove for a fancy celebratory meal. It’s also not a holiday about gifts — I’m happy to get a small bunch of flowers and cards from the kidlets (though I do suspect I’ll be getting some perfume since The Hubs has asked me the name of the scent I wear three times in the past week).
Of course, I love the handmade cards that the kidlets make me rather than some store-bought one. Their handmade cards are always presented with such love and excitement. They have a deeper meaning because of the thought, care and time that went into making something special for their dear old mom.
This Friday I’ll be going to my son’s pre-K class for a Mother’s Day event. My little man will serve me brunch and then, along with his classmates, entertain me and the other moms/grandmas in attendance with some songs. I’ve been looking forward to this event ever since my son handed me his hand-made pink invite a few weeks back.
My only requests for Mother’s Day to The Hubs was that we spend it together as a family and do something fun. As long as the weather cooperates, we’re planning on spending it outside, riding our bikes and having a picnic at a local state park. It will be a fun way to spend the day and celebrate this mom!
5 Things I Love About Being a Mom
1. The daily kisses, hugs and unsolicited “I love yous” from the kidlets
2. Cuddling and snuggling when reading books, watching TV or just before bedtime
3. All the wacky things my kidlets say or do on a daily basis that make me just laugh out loud
4. Witnessing their pride and happiness when they achieve or discover something for the first time
5. When they reach up to hold my hand, grab my leg or call out to me looking for some comfort that only this mommy can offer
5 Things I Never Thought I’d Say As A Mom
1. Yes, that is an amazing poop
2. Don’t climb on or hug your sister/brother while you’re naked
3. Don’t keep pulling the dog’s tail, it’s not like pulling pop pop’s finger
4. Please stop drinking the bath water, it’s filled with all your dirt
5. Can you bend over so I can wipe your butt
Now it’s your turn to share….What would your Top 5 List About Being a Mom be?
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