Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

If you would have told me ten years ago that Mother's Day would end up being one of my favorite holidays, I would have thought you were crazy. But now, with three little ones running around, it's right up there with Christmas and birthdays for me. And yes, it's nice to be spoiled, but I love Mother's Day because I look at these three little people and think, "this is it. this is what I was always meant to do." Being a mom is the most amazing, frustrating, exhausting, rewarding, and challenging jobs ever, and I wouldn't change a second of it.

My day started with my boys letting me sleep in. (For the record, I "slept in" until 8. I remember when 8 was the crack of dawn!) Then S went out and got us a delicious breakfast of ham and cheese croissants, donuts, and mimosas.

After breakfast S told me that my Mother's Day present from him and the boys was a day out shopping (!!!) and then lunch at our favorite restaurant. I have to say, the boys were incredibly patient as I a little crazy in Nordstrom's, trying on everything and spending way to much time in the shoe section! I ended up with an adorable dress, a few shirts, shoes, and a face mask, and while this was amazing, I got one of the best Mother's Day gifts from the boy (man?) who rang us up. As our three little boys ran around around like crazy people he looked at them and said, "Are they all yours?" I said yes and he responded with, "Wow, you don't look old enough to have that many kids. I figured you were like 24!" 

24. 24, people!!! Best. Mother's. Day. Gift. EVER!!!!

Anyway, after shopping we headed to lunch and enjoyed yummy beer and delicious food on the patio. It was a beautiful day and it's so nice to enjoy time outside before the inevitable summer heat hits!

(someone started getting cranky!!)

After glorious afternoon naps (Seriously, do you know what all moms want? Sleep. More sleep. Uninterrupted sleep!) S made us an amazing dinner of Lobster, scallops and risotto, with a strawberry icebox cake for dessert!

Today was a perfect day, and while I don't need a holiday to remind me how lucky I am to be a mom to these little guys, it's nice to be celebrated. Motherhood isn't easy, and it isn't glamorous. There are days when I have no patience and I wonder if I'm failing them. There are days when I forget homework is due and I let them watch too much TV. There are days when I yell, and days when I cry. I'm not not perfect, and neither are they. But at the end of every day, I love them. I love them with my whole heart and being and soul, and despite everything else I know that that is what is important.

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