May 9, 2011

Four Wishes . . .

me and ollie iphone

I hope your Mother’s Day was lovely.  Mine was a delight.  I had only four wishes.  First, that I would get to sleep in just a bit. Second, that I would only have to get one person {instead of five} ready for church.  Third, that I would be included in a picture with my children. And fourth, that those same children would give me ONE DAY of peace without fighting and whining.

Notice that none of these four things can be bought in a store.  Nor do these four things require any forethought or special expertise.  I actually thought I was making Mother’s Day easy for my family.

I did get to sleep in until 8 o’clock.  It was dreamy. I should also factor in that after church I stole a quick one hour nap, which is a pure miracle owing to the landscape crew that was mowing our neighbor’s yard at unheard of decibel levels.

And I only got myself ready for church. This resulted in my looking smokin’ hot! I even painted my toenails {one measly coat} and put on lipstick. I need to take better care of myself!

The photograph with my children didn’t happen.  We needed to do it before church, forgot completely, and then remembered when Owlie had fallen asleep on the way home from church. I am bitterly accepting the fact that I will be a mere whisp of a memory in my children’s minds someday because I am in almost no photos.

And the PEACE thing . . . well it was a lot harder than I thought it would be.  To the credit of the little people, they managed well for the first half of the day. The rest of the day was a jumble of blaming and crying and drama – in other words, the norm around here. Maybe Mother’s Day should only be half a day?

Other Mother’s Day highlights: I got a new bike! My older brother {not usually known for his sensitivity} brought me flowers! And I got my annual pedicure gift from my dad, which marks the beginning of true sandal weather! Probably the best gift I got was finding out that my baby brother and awesome sis-in-law are going to have a baby. That’s what Mother’s Day is all about.  The giving of life that changes life.

How about you? What made your day?

PS. Picture of me with Owlie by my brother Chris and his Little Camera (iPhone).


Apis Melliflora said...

Pretty good Mother's Day I say!

Mine was about good food and good weather.

Bakers Dozen news was the best!

The Queen Vee said...

I had a GREAT Mother's Day and you helped to make it that way.

To bad about the family pic, half of a day of well behaved kiddos is better than none and you're right, the best gifts don't cost money just thoughtful giving of service and love.

Lucky # 13, a super suprise gift via a baby doll in a gift wrapped box with the the #13 tagged on it's little body.

Aiketa said...

I am happy that you had a great Mother's Day! You absolutely deserve it!!!

Congratulations to your brother and sister in law for that new life in your family. I am so looking forward for my cousin's twins who are to be born this week or the next. I love when families get bigger and bigger.

Oh, for me, getting to sleep until 8:00 am is not sleeping in. I usually get up at 8:00 am or 7:00 am to go to school. Does people in USA start work/school really early?

@Apis and @Queen Vee: I hope you also had a brilliant Mother's Day. You are great women and mothers.

The Queen Vee said...

Aiketa, are you on Facebook if so I think we should be friends?

Aiketa said...

Yes, I am. And Samantha and I are friends. My name is Nona.

Burton's blog said...

Beautiful picture! Happy Mother's Day!

Tobi said...

I'm glad that at least half of your Mothers Day was peaceful. Megan came to my house for dinner. We played UNO and Candyland with the kiddos. It was great groovy fun! I didn't know Min is pregnant. HOORAY!