This is a bit late – I’ve been busy! We have had to be somewhere every night this week for one reason or another. My life is truly not my own anymore. When it was my own, I didn’t take advantage of it (why didn’t someone tell me?).
Anyhoo, I had a nice Mother’s Day, but it only lasted until for about 3 hours and then it was back to real life. We had a soccer game, family Mother’s Day/Birthday cookout and then a basketball game. Somewhere in there I had to make mac & cheese for the family gathering and pick up a cake. It was non-stop crazy, but we got it done.
I told Mike that we should celebrate Mother’s Day on the sunday after the real Mother’s Day so they can actually serve and pamper me properly all day long! I deserve at least one whole day (instead of 3 hours), right?
Mother’s Day did start out awesome! I got a homemade breakfast made by Maddie and Mike – french toast, fancy bacon, strawberries and coffee. This is my favorite breakfast.
I also received very thoughtful gifts – my family is really good at this. Among the CSA cookbook, Sketchers Shape-ups and hand-crafted coffee cups, my favorite gift was my handmade T-shirt ala Modern Family (if you don’t watch this show, you are missing the funniest show on TV!). Did I wear it? You bet!
However, the best gift I receive each year are the latest entries in my Mother’s Day Journal. In 2004, Mike started this wonderful tradition of having the kids write something in this journal each year. It’s a snapshot of my kids over the years – I love this journal.
In the journal this year is a Top 10 List in David Letterman style written by my son:
Top 10 Reasons I Love Mommy
8. You’d watch sports with me
7. You let me watch what I want
6. Reciting the schedule
4. You think I’m awesome
3. You love me
And, the #1 reason I love my mommy: You’re awesome!
Isn’t that sweet? I do want to interject that regarding item #7, please interpret this as that I suffer through yet another episode of SpongeBob Squarepants or iCarly! I have to say that #6 cracks me up too!
One of Maddie’s contributions:
Definition according to Webster: [muTH’ er] n. A female parent.
Definition according to Kids: [Mommy] n. A person that teaches you how to manage time; always brings you things you forgot; loves you forever; NOT your best friend!
I would include one of Rachel’s entries, but she expressed herself with drawings and not poems or lists. She expressed herself in a very artsy, cool way.
It’s nice to know how the kids really feel at least once a year! Thanks to my awesome hubby, I have it documented 🙂
I hope all of the Moms out there had a lovely, memorable day! I know that I did 🙂
This is such a sweet post. What a great idea to have the kids write something in a journal about you. I love #8. The things we do for love! 🙂
I am glad that you had a great day!
How very sweet. Now, what i want to know is what is “fancy bacon” and where can I get some? xxx
Special Bacon – baked in the oven basted with a mixture of honey mustard and brown sugar. It was Maddie’s idea and it was delicious!