Hello, my lovelies!
I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I did. The Mother’s Day martini (ok, two) I had certainly took the edge off going out with both my mother AND my mother-in-law. 😊
My first few Mother’s Days, when I was a new mom, were confusing, and even disappointing. I was all set to have a day that was a little relaxing, a break from the grind of everyday responsibilities. But then you find out that the house is still a mess, laundry still needs to be done, and dinner still needs to be made. Or at least groceries still need to be bought. What a let-down! One year in fact when my husband asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day I said: “A day off.” And he had the temerity to say no!
Another year I remember we were all sitting in the backyard, doing nothing. And I mean NOTHING. I was so annoyed at the knowledge that there was no plan and it just seemed like a colossal waste of a day that I went upstairs and cleaned my daughter’s room, just so I could feel like I had gotten something done. (And, ok, I do enjoy cleaning and organizing, but that’s another story.)
I’ve gotten much better at Mother’s Day. My family knows that on that day at least they need to step up their game a bit. And I know that I need to do something that will make me happy, whether it’s taking some time for myself or making sure we have a plan for the day.
So to all the moms out there, remember to do something for yourself, at least on Mother’s Day. And know that even if your family doesn’t always say it, you are loved and appreciated!
Me with my oldest when he was just a little guy!