I’m not very good at Mother’s Day. I have never found it to be particularly enjoyable or relaxing. I never have been able to chose specifically what I would want to do or what I would like to receive as gifts. My persistent indecision combined with being the mother of infants and preschoolers (until recently) made Mother’s day just like any other day. Cute homemade cards, a kiss from the husband and my favorite chocolate has always made up the day in the past. Simple, sweet and nothing too special.
This year when my family approached me with the question “What would do you want to do for Mothers day?”, I was prepared. I really don’t know. I did know that I did not want anymore homemade handprint cards from my children. They are sweet but I have become a jaded mom that is no longer sentimental about my children’s handprints. That is the go to craft or gift for everyone ranging from school/church to immediate family members. I can log my children’s monthly growth from the amount of handprint crafts that come home. I’m done with their mitts….in a nice way.
This morning, Mothers Day, I was amazed at how well the men in my family know me. I was allowed to sleep in late and awoke to Starbucks, chocolate, gourmet sparkling water and two homemade cards from my children featuring the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of me in the staring role. Not a handprint in sight. Once I “opened” my gifts my husband went off and bought fresh donuts and a cup of coffee. I love donuts. I’m not the kind of woman that pretends to be healthy and eats donuts secretly on the side. The rest of the day has been conveniently unscheduled. My husband even complemented me in my sweats and ratty tank top.
I’m pretty impressed with the outcome of this Mother’s Day. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but my family has figured out that fattening food, coffee, and fats pants are the best way to show they care. I’m all for it! I can’t wait for next year.
Here’s to your Mother’s Day. I hope it is filled with rest, relaxation, donuts and fat pants! Enjoy!