Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

So, I'm sitting here, alone.  The kids are in bed, & T had to leave, yet again.  I'm debating wether to be responsible (clean the kitchen), or be lazy (snuggle up with Napoleon, & watch a movie).  Chances are, that the movie will win.

The kids & I had a great Mother's Day.  T was here for the morning, so he let me sleep in.  I was greeted with kisses from Z & A, & an adorable hand print picture that Z made for me at school.  The kids entertained themselves (miracle of all miracles!!) while I cleaned half of the monstrous kitchen mess, & T prepped for his trip.  After lunch, we went strawberry picking with some great friends.  It was so much fun, & a perfect distraction.  The kids ran & splashed in puddles, & A ate strawberries until I thought she might pop.  It doesn't get much better than that.  We came home, had an early dinner, & watched a movie while eating WAY too much ice cream (again, even better!).

As if that wasn't enough, yesterday, I woke up to a bouquet of tulips, & T built our second garden box. He also helped me plant a tree in the front yard!  It's been a great weekend.  Considering I didn't even realize that Mother's Day was this weekend, until a friend pointed it out on Wednesday (crap, cards are going out late), this was probably the best Mother's Day I've had.

I'm thankful to have such great kids, even if they stress me out sometimes.  But, what I'm most thankful for, is a husband who works hard, so that I can stay home & be with them.  I know I complain a lot about not having time to myself, but I wouldn't trade my time with them for anything!