Good morning, Moms! Today's our day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the dogs are hungry and the dishes need to be done. But alas! Today is the day that we get to lay in the bed as long as we like after a homemade breakfast brought up by our favorite people and ignore the clatter going on downstairs. 😭 <--- those are happy tears.
Mother's Day for me is not about a diamond necklace, brunch at a crowded-ass restaurant where the food is expensive and the drinks are weak, or a fancy-dancy day at the spa away from those that call me "Mom" (or "hey"... or "lady"... or "her" depending on their mood). For me it is about my little people pausing to acknowledge the excessive amount of shit I do for them, and just showing a little more gratitude with a little less attitude. S&P Fox does a good job of letting me sleep in and being a good referee on this morning each year, and for that, I shall keep him (and let's face it, there's usually an end gain in all of this kindness that starts with S and ends with Sex.) You know the old saying: "If momma ain't happy, dad doesn't get any."
As as I lay here in bed, with a tray and a happy plate that used to be full of cheese eggs and a homemade cinnamon toaster streudel (because it was toasted, in my home), I am reminded of how truly blessed I am. These are my people, and though I complain about the shit they do all the time, I really wouldn't have it any other way! They love me, and occasionally appreciate me, and this day each year recharges my will to press on and be better at this mommin' gig. As they fight and cry downstairs I think to myself, maybe I should intervene... then I slap my own face and say "self! This is the one day a year you get to ignore those kinds of responsibilities and just be happy. Take advantage, ya dumbass!".
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and grandmas out there that keep the world moving. Enjoy your day and your people ❤️ Now get in the car, minions, we are going to be late for church!!!!!!!!! #blessed
P.S. Special shoutout to the mom of the talented artist of today's blog picture. She is extra blessed to have had to face the teacher after that one!! 🤣❤️👩👧