I don’t have much time because I’m up before my crew and getting ready to make homemade french toast, thick cut bacon (them not me) and blueberry muffins – also homemade. Plus, I need to clean up the kitchen and start the laundry. 🙂
But before I do all that, I want to write a letter to my children:
Mother’s Day is great. I totally appreciate the effort. But let me tell you about being a mom. We’d do it all anyway even if we didn’t have a day. We might bitch about the s*** you’ve left on the floor for the millionth time or the failure to put the toilet seat down (ok, I really do hate that one), or not responding to our text messages for more than a day, but we love every minute of it. We really do. And while we think it’s nice to get a “day,” we don’t need it. And here’s why: because even on our “day” we’re still doing our mom-thing: picking up, cooking, laughing with you, etc. It’s just another day, but with added pressure for it to be “perfect.”
All we really need (and I’m serious here), is some love once in a while and the sense that you appreciate us. That special hug I got yesterday from one of my guys who said, “this is just because.” Or the kiss blown to me by the other as I was taking my dad for coffee, saying – “I love you momma.” And, before I could really even open my eyes this morning a message from my daughter. That’s what we live for.
So, to all those kids out there trying to figure out how to make the day special, here’s the answer: This mom-love is so powerful that you can make any moment special. I promise that if you just call her with joy in your voice, or walk over to her, smile and hug her and say “I love you” – it will be enough. It’s really that simple. We don’t need stuff. We just want to know that you’re happy, healthy, and love us (once in awhile!).
To all my mom friends out there: I know how much work it is, how special it is, how exhausted you are and how grateful you are to have the experience. I hope you all get some love today, tomorrow and the next. And if not, I’m sure they’ll remember next month! 🙂
Have a wonderful day everyone!