Mother’s Day is going to look quite a bit different for me this year. With Jordan, holidays are a three day to week long celebration. Normally, we would go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, there would be three days of gifts, there would be a cake, there would be flowers and there would be a lot hoopla. This year, my little bean climbed into my lap, put her little arms around me and said, “I’m sorry mommy, I wasn’t able to get you a gift this year. Nothing is open and daddy won’t take me anywhere anyhow” …said with the ultimate stink eye. She has developed her father’s and my prowess at giving dark looks. This led us to a discussion about what Mother’s Day and other holidays are really about. I told her in my opinion, I was given the greatest gift ever 11 years ago. Being her mom is my favorite thing in the world. Of all the roles I play, jobs I do, and gifts I’ve been given, the opportunity to be her mom is a blessing I never take for granted.
This year, we are going to keep it simple. She asked what I would like to do and I told her I would love to make slime with her…this is her latest obsession. After we make slime, weather permitting, I would like to go on a picnic in the woods and have fluff n’ nutter sandwiches. Lastly, I would like to make homemade popcorn and watch my all-time favorite movie, Mary Poppins…as long as it doesn’t interfere with the Disney Sing Along II or American Idol. All I really want to do is spend time with her, listen to her stories, and watch her be happy. I never tire of seeing her happy.
I hope this year, you are able to enjoy the simpler things, appreciate the time, and just be happy. Whether you are a fur babies mama, a mother figure, a mama to a tribe of minions, or you just appreciate the strong, female figures in your life, happy, happy day to you. As always, stay safe, stay smart, enjoy being happy, and wash those hands.