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    Don’t you just love Mother’s Day?

    May 10, 2009


    OMG, I love Mother’s Day. I used to think it was a totally bullshit holiday like Valentine’s Day and then I realized it WAS a totally bullshit holiday like Valentine’s Day. Blah, blah, blah, you should appreciate your mother every day, not just on Mother’s Day. Except my mother-in-law apparently reared her son right because he acts like it is a big deal. So I decided to act like Mother’s Day was actually Queen for a Day day.

    You think I’m joking? Last year I don’t think I ever got out of bed. I can’t remember. This year, when Mason woke up at 4:30 and I wanted to go crazy, I realized I had been sleeping since 10:15 p.m. so apparently he DID get the memo about Mother’s Day/Queen for a Day day but he just couldn’t go without sustenance any longer since his belly is the size of a thimble. Or something.

    Then I woke up again at 8 to the sound of my children coming up the stairs beating each other on the head with my Mother’s Day present, which was a really heavy filled pancake pan from William Sonoma. Then I knew it was Mother’s Day. My husband told me I did have to get out of bed to make the pancakes because he sure as hell wasn’t doing it. So I made pancakes and starting drinking champagne. I wanted a mimosa but I didn’t have orange juice. Let’s be honest, why waste perfectly good Piper with orange juice? It’s total overkill.

    75 filled pancakes later (and one bottle of champagne), I got my husband to start moving furniture for me. It was Mother’s Day so not only did he have to do it, he had to act like he was HAPPY about doing it. I was delirious. Then again, I had an entire bottle of champagne in me, so that may have helped. The boys were screaming and yelling and Derek was trying to figure out what he needed to do to fix the double-paned window that the Middle Child had shattered on Friday with a broom stick. The boys were practicing this new game of jumping off the ledge of the window, onto the futon, onto the ottoman, onto the couch and back. I didn’t care. I had Ricky Martin on loop. In Spanish.

    We hung art. On the wall. Call it a preemptive move since Nana is coming on Thursday. There are pictures on the wall in my house. It only took two years.

    I’m not saying it was my best day ever but I am saying it might be in my top 10. Or five.

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    1. kate says:

      love it!! yes i am also a fan of this fake holiday!! My day included funiture SHOPPING – as in ‘hmm do you like this one or that one?’ and “here let’s sit here again” fab fab fab i will take 2 please!

      May 10th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    2. Sara says:

      Hmmmm….I think I’m going to have to try this tactic myself. I do believe I’m going to make this Friday, Mother’s Day round 2. =)
      Queen for a Day – yay!

      May 10th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    3. Carrie says:

      Sounds like a good day! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

      May 10th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    4. Manic Mommy says:

      Slept until 10:00.
      Brunch at my brother’s.
      Take out for dinner.
      Andy handling bath duty.
      Red Sox won.

      Yes, a top five day for sure! Happy MD!

      May 11th, 2009 at 4:42 am

    5. Mary @ Holy Mackerel says:

      That is awesome with a capital AWE. MUCH better than any of my Mother’s Days…honest…

      May 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    6. Occidental_Girl says:

      Happy Mother’s Day!

      May 13th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    7. deichmans says:

      Sorry, but D-man needs to grow a pair and make some frakking pancakes. Cup & a half flour, couple Tbl sugar, pinch o’ salt, Tbl of baking powder. Whisk it up, mix together a couple eggs, cup & a half milk, dash of vanilla extract and maybe a couple Tbl of melted butter. Whip it all up and watch the woman of your life realize she really *is* a Queen. Even if you burn them.

      May 13th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    8. deichmans says:

      BTW, is The Closer made of porcelain? He looks like a doll in that picture — perfect little arms and pursed lips. 🙂

      May 13th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    9. Jenn says:

      Love the picture of the kids. Very cute.

      May 20th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    10. Kirsten says:

      Oh, how I needed a laugh. I haven’t checked your site in a while, and the wait was worth it! 🙂

      May 25th, 2009 at 8:20 am

    11. Meg says:

      I love that photo and you are one hilarious mama!

      May 27th, 2009 at 5:04 am

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