Monday, May 9, 2011

A Little Bit of Mother's Day Today and Every Day

Yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day (is this holiday observed around the globe or just in the US?). 

I get a kick out of those commercials, you know the ones... the Mom spends her entire day relaxing, reading in a hammock, taking long bubble baths while her family cooks, cleans, does the laundry...  I don't know many, heck I don't think I know ANY Moms who really get to do this. More likely most Moms are spending at least part of their day washing school clothes or sports uniforms for the week ahead, watching the kids play baseball, softball, soccer (or whatever else is currently in season), fighting their toddler who doesn't want to use the potty, and/or visiting their own Moms and other mother-like figures in their lives.  I am not complaining about these things!  They are, after all, the things that make us all MOMS.  

But, today with the kids off to school and husband gone to work, I have scheduled a few hours to myself before the grocery shopping, banking and laundry needs to be done.  I am spending this time in my jammies on the couch, eating my favorite GERTRUDE HAWK chocolate/caramel covered apple (a Mother's Day gift from my Mom) in peace and quiet.  Catching up on the entertainment news, reading a little, chatting with some friends.  This is my little bit of 'mother's day' which will give me just enough recharching to handle the week ahead.  And it's a busy one! 

Happy belated Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.  I hope you find and enjoy your little bit of Mother's Day any way you can today and every day!


Debby said...

Sounds great - enjoy your "me time!"

This post is so true. I didn't even have a mother's day yesterday. My husband played golf, so I was home with the kids all day and spent the day doing laundry, taking them to the park, and shopping at Target. Nice, right?! Then he was going to grill, but I explained that meant I had to go to the grocery store, prepare all the sides, and clean up the dishes, so we got takeout instead, which I went to pickup. What a celebration! NOT. :-)

Deb said...

I feel like the odd man out here, having had a very relaxing Mother's Day! It started with a couple of hours writing over a latte, then continued with a burger, beer and emailing friends, followed by a nap. In the evening, I caught up with my S.O. and son for a perfect dinner and playground romp. It was simultaneously mellow and magical . . . which is nice after how sad last year's Mother's Day was for me!