My mother's day was pretty awesome, I only had one beef. No card from the hubby. Yes I got some very cute shoes and a trip to Teavana for myself, but there is something about the sentiment in the typical Husband to Wife Mother's Day card that I really needed to hear. He could have just gone online, found a line on the Hallmark website and recited it and it would have been just as good. But to not have your husband tell you he loves you and you're doing a good job on the day that is supposed to honor us, well it kind of makes me worry that he doesnt....and I'm not. I would rather have had the loving words than the material things.
Thing 1 made me a very nice poem and painting at school, along with a macaroni frame and a little yellow marigold in a styrofoam cup. I swear to Gumby, this is why I had kids. I still remember one year when I was very young, we 'bronzed' one of our old shoes (READ: the teacher spray painted them bronze) and we used them as planters. I was very proud of my work and obviously decided I was the best daughter ever. I don't imagine the plant survived living in my shoes, but I can recall for many years, that empty bronze shoe sat in the cabinet under the sink. Empty, but still there. I imagine she just didn't want to throw it away :)
Both of the kids gave me cards, a bar of Lindt Dark with a touch of sea salt, a very pretty birthstone necklace and I wore my silk floral corsage for the day. All of the above are from Thing 1's super sneaky Mother's day shopping while we were at Walmart (READ: she ran away while in Walmart and came back with a weird assortment and too many items, maybe she has 'another mother' like Coraline?)
Mother's Day for us started around 8am, with Mekius yelling at Thing 1 because he was half asleep and she was trying to show him a toy, so I got up to get the crying little girl in the bathroom and assure her that yes, Daddy does indeed still love her and does really like her toy. Then we were up for a while and Mekius made us all pancakes and sausage with orange juice (he makes the best pancakes).
Then I did one of my FAVORITE things ever. I went back to bed. Eating breakfast on the weekends and then crawling back into bed was a very common occurrence as a kid. It was kind of tradition. So it gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies to have a tummy full of yummy breakfast and climb back into bed to go to sleep. I got up around 12:30 and made Mekius go mow the lawn :D
We went and cooked out with Mekius' family and I got some very pretty flowers from both my inlaws and grand inlaws which I can't wait to plant. We had some yummy food and sat around playing games before calling it quits and heading home. From the time we got in the car to bedtime, Thing 1 was ALL ABOUT Mommy. We cuddled all night watching Despicable Me and then crawled into my bed and read 'On the night you were born' and a chapter from 'Charlotte's Web.' I thanked her for a very nice Mother's Day and for being my little girl and she went 'Aw shucks Mommy, I love you sooooooo much....Can I sleep with you?'
And that's the story of how Mekius ended up sleeping on the couch last night......
What? The girl got me a card ;D