Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Spread

Derrick asked me if there was anything I wanted for Mother's Day. I said "I just want to relax." And he delivered. He made me this breakfast - it was supposed to be in bed, but I got up just before it was ready. So I had it on the couch. I especially loved the little tulip he cut from our yard and put in this old pepsi bottle "vase".

The spread of Mother's Day cards I got from the kids:

I slept til about 8:15 (I think). After breakfast Derrick cleaned the kitchen. He changed diapers all day, took care of most of the kids' needs for most of the day. It was wonderful. I got to relax. Our lunch plans got changed twice. We ended up visiting with friends instead of going out for lunch. It was wonderful. I told him before bed, it was the best Mother's Day I've had yet. It was only my 4th officially. I told him, that's all he has to do. I don't need any presents, just let me relax.

A bit of irony: I think it's interesting how what I want the most on Mother's Day is to NOT do everything I normally do as mother. And most mom's I know agree with me.

Keep scrolling down, I posted a bunch of new pictures this morning.

4 comments:

  1. yay for mother's day!
    i'm with you on the not wanting to do any of the normal "mom" things! i still want to love on my kids. but the housework, meal-prep type things - someone else do that please! :)

    i LOVE all the pictures. BB is so tiny! and R is a cute little stinker! i know what you mean about little girls loving on babies . . . i have a little girl who would love on him, too!

    hugs to all of you!

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  2. It's funny, I like the spirit of holidays more than gifts, but i find myself still asking my mom, what can i get you for mother's day...if I DIDN"T ask, i'd feel like a slacker, i think the materialistic society we live in has conditioned me....it sucks!! gifts are great and all, but it shouldn't feel...required...you know.....

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  3. Good job derrick, way to be an all star husband!

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  4. So I see your favorite food is "lots of food." That's funny.

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