Today is one of the few holidays that my family celebrate wholeheartedly. I get to relax while everyone else does the work. My kids get creative and show their appreciation for all that I’ve done. My husband does most of cleaning house but the kids help a lot. Me, I just sit back and watch. No presents can beat that. Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I like to see everyone working together doing chores without complaints. Watching my boys taking turns to steam mop the whole house is sweet as they were so polite and considerate to each other. Maybe they knew I was watching but nonetheless, it warms my heart. I don’t witness interactions like this often; it’s a rarity. Not even birthdays are this special.
As it is with every holiday, I would like to wish all the mothers (single dads too) a very happy and relaxing day. May your kids treat you to a peaceful day.
It reads: Mom, I love you.
One with the best heart ever!
Thankful to have you
Having you is the best
Everything you do is amazing
Remember everything you do, I love you.
...of course until I punish him for not listening...
This is from my youngest. He came into my office and commented on a painting. He said it was just splatter so he could paint one for me. So here it is...splatter, Timothy's version. Actually, it's just pouring paint but I'll live with it.
The pennies come with a funny story. Awhile back, Theodore broke his Lego toy apart and he can't seem to find all the pieces. Because I had already spent my money on that Lego toy for his birthday, he knew I was out of money. Therefore, he's been picking up pennies on the ground and saving them to give me so I can buy him another Lego set. Theodore agreed to pay for half of the new toy but he needs to come up with the other half. His new theme song for himself is from Khalid, "Young, Dumb and Broke." He's young, he's dumb (always getting caught for misbehaving) and he's definitely broke. He seems to enjoy being there for now. I'll even excuse this for his high school years but hopefully, not in his college years. So far, he collected 33 cents in the past month. He has a long way to go.