I spent my Mother's Day doing what any mother wishes for - resting. Literally. We came home after church, had an easy lunch, and then I fell asleep watching Superman with Big J and Mister J (Miss M was napping). Big J even took the kids out of the house for part of the afternoon so I could enjoy some quiet time of my own. That evening we had dinner, put the kids to bed, watched a little TV, and I went to bed a little earlier than 'on time' - which I rarely see anymore, anyway. I know it may sound crazy, but it really was a wonderful, perfect-for-me day.
My sweet kids had insisted that I open my gifts from them early. I opened my gift from Mister J on Saturday - he insisted - a handprint flower he made at school. I just love it - I am a sucker for handprint art! I opened my gift from Miss M when she brought it home from school on Wednesday. Inside the bag was a cute little basket - made from a strawberry basket with ribbons woven into it. The tissue stuffed into it should have given it away, but when I said, "What a nice basket!" Miss M didn't tell me to keep going. I should always know there's a little more to the story when Miss M is involved!
When we were at church on Mother's Day, I saw the mother of one of Miss M's classmates wearing a handmade lapel pin. I thought, "Oh, I bet her little girl made that for her!" - and still didn't put two and two together. On Monday, Miss M was playing with the basket and brought me the yellow tissue paper that had been stuffed inside. There was a gift hidden inside the tissue - a handmade lapel pin very similar to the one worn on Sunday by the mother of Miss M's classmate! At least it'll make for a cute story to share the next time the mom and I have a chance to visit!
My 'big' gift was something I did on Friday - I went to The Pioneer Woman's book signing! It was fun to take a little road trip and meet up with grad school classmate S and her friend K for dinner, the book signing, and dessert!
My Mother's Day started on Wednesday and ended on Monday - I don't think a girl could ask to be celebrated any more!