Sunday, May 9, 2010
Mothers Day 2010
Baylie and her friend Megan playing dress up
Cute Paisley who is 8 months old.
Just documenting my light eyed baby.
Mother's day is weird. Is it bad to hate mother's day? Seriously it is stupid. You have to keep expectations really low. Jason reminded me that it is because of him that I have a mother's day. Don't know how I feel about that. You try to down play the day for women who aren't moms yet, but really we want to be remembered. We are lucky to have it. I am lucky to be a mother. I am always reminded that not every woman can be one right now and not every one has been able to get pregnant as easily as me. But that doesn't really help me on Mother's day.
It is a thankless job afterall....I should probably go apologize to my own mother for crazy past Mother's days that I caused her. I'm sure I was a real pill. Why do we really want a check out slash no work day, and really that is not the case....crazy never sleeps. Kids still need to be fed. Things need to get done. Still have to have everyone dressed and hair done and at church by 9 a.m. While I was trying to get Baylie in her car seat, Luke said, "Mom, you can be scary." Good is what I said, but really that was just the beginning to the guilt fest day. Probably shouldn't have stepped on the scale this morning either...
The best part is the awesome presents and pictures you get from your kids. They are sooo excited to give them to you that you get them as soon as they get out of school on Friday. I now am the proud owner of an extra large magnetic with Darby's face on it (like probably 8x8 inches), a poem with her handprint and a pin from Luke that is wood at painted #1 Mom. I love them. Even if he threw a fit right after he gave it to me, "You just said I was #1 mom!"'
Church was funny too. They tell all these awesome stories about moms and now that I am one, you just think, "Am I like that?" Naaaaa.... Like the story that I've heard repeatedly and totally disagree with. A teenage speaker said it again today. "A mother is someone who when she realized there are only 4 pieces of pie, promptly says she never did like pie." Now that is just a big fat lie. A real mother is someone who only offers three, makes them in tiny pieces, then eats hers in peace when her kids are in bed. Really? Cause if she doesn't get any pie, nobody gets any pie. The mother without pie (speaking figuratively) is a cranky lady who later resents it.
I took a nap....which is a rare thing. We usually fight about who gets to take a nap. Jason was with the kids and sat in my room and read still I was sleepy and took a nap. Pretty awesome. Even more cause when I woke up the dishes were out of the sink. I woke up, looked that it was 3:30 p.m. and knew I had to get back to my life. We were planning on eating with a group of friends at 4:30 and I figured I needed to get the ball rolling. I walked to my bathroom and saw Baylie's undies on my bathroom floor and poo in the toilet unflushed. Guess she had already been there. There is more often times poop already in the toilet no matter what bathroom I decide to use in the house. Did I not teach them to flush properly? Or yellow water with soggy toilet paper. Awesome.
My kids were pretty good. They sure are cute. I could stare at them all day. My little best friends more every day. When I don't want to hide from them. They sang mother's songs in church, Luke gave me a cute potted plant from church and the ward gave all the women chocolate....good idea. I got extra hugs from Baylie. But then at dinner, she ended up punching on little girl in the stomach and then biting (not breaking the skin, but close) the other little girl (who is the one in the princess pictures with them). Always awkward to apologize for daughter biting the heck out of your friends daughter. Not awesome. I did eat it a very yummy cheesecake and had a chocolate bar at church.
Mother's day is almost over. My house is a mess, I decided I totally suck at housekeeping. But there is no way I'm cleaning it today. Cause its mother's day...and thankfully we won't have one for another year. I sound like a cynic...which is not the case. Just a strange strange day.