I know Mother’s Day may not be everyone’s favorite holiday – especially those that long for the opportunity to be a mother and haven’t had the chance. But I actually quite enjoy the day. I get to celebrate my own mother, whom I adore greatly, and my mother-in-law who is equally amazing. Not to mention it’s fun for me to be celebrated twice a year (birthday and Mother’s Day). I spend most my days cleaning up messes I didn’t make. I clean and cook for little people who don’t appreciate the effort. And I swear my children have grown deaf to the sound of my voice. I echo the claim that motherhood is a thankless job.
But not on Mothers Day.
Steve does a great job of showing his appreciation every day, but he kicks it up a notch and makes sure the kids do as well on Mother’s day.
I learned Bennett thinks I’m as pretty as a frog. Hunter thinks I make the best white sauce macaroni and Hallie thinks I’m the best at building things. I was impressed with how quickly kids listened and they mimicked the phrase, “Whatever mom wants today.” Their dad planted that phrase. So we took pictures before church – because thats what I wanted to do (despite our early church time). And because we have four little kids this is what most of the shots look like.
And we got one with everyone looking at the camera.
We went to church and enjoyed a quiet afternoon with some gift giving. Steve is holding true to our tradition of Mother’s Day power tools and I’m the proud owner of a new belt sander. Pretty stoked about this thing. I’m ready to sand wood down to nothing!
Dinner was provided by the family without any help from me; delicious crepes with fresh OJ. We walked the neighborhood before joining family to celebrate Steve’s mom this evening. It was a great day – I was the queen and both Steve and the kids made sure of it.
Tomorrow I can go back to being low-man on the totem pole!