This year, Mother’s Day was a bit anticlimactic.
I’m not saying I want the parade. (Yes I am.) It’s mostly that, as a Stay at Home Mom, I want the day to feel special and not same ol’ same ol’, you know?
I can be happy with the basics – I don’t need the expensive bling or extravagant gifts. But I do want my family’s efforts to feel mindful; that my efforts for my family are noticed and appreciated.
Me, I’m a sucker for a creation made with love – aka ‘craft’ – from my kids. From my husband too for that matter. Give me a completed project off the never-ending ‘to-do’ list and I’m sure to swoon.
Like many families who are busy rushing from here to there on kid duty, the greatest gift is often time.
So, stripped to basics, what would I like? Would I prefer A) TIME: Just time to enjoy something I like to do. A copy of the latest bestseller and an afternoon planned to let me enjoy reading it peacefully? Maybe relax, if I can remember how.
Do I need to stipulate that means some acceptable level of quiet? Without interruption. Without fighting. Translation: Time without kids repeatedly calling my name and needing to be parented…by me.
Or, B) HANDMADE CREATION: a cardboard I-really-like-how-you-made-this…uhm…it-kind-of-looks-like-it-might-be…a….[insert some cute handprint or mama/baby image]?
Well…to be honest, I’d greedily like both please.
Unfortunately, time is something we didn’t have much of this year and Option B felt a little hollow because the presentation was hustled along for a day filled with Lacrosse practice and swim meets. All good – Busy is how we roll! – but I like a little more honouring thy mother and a little less being the busy mother on that one day a year.
My family tells me I will be enjoying a little Mother’s Day mulligan on the upcoming Sunday. (And, darn it, I deserve it.) So, like adult birthdays that morph into a week long celebration, Mother’s
Day shall be Mother’s May this year.
Are you with me?
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