Mother’s Day, Take Two

Thanks to my awesome husband and a stomach virus, I celebrated Mother’s Day this Saturday. And it was fantastic.

I woke up late (okay, 8:45 a.m. {sigh}) and was taken around the house to read little cards of love to me.

My favorite one: Thanks for showing us it’s o.k. to be ourselves.

Then my daughter gave me two presents (not all on the same day but let’s keep it simple).

A pin that she MADE.

But I’m not actually allowed to wear.

Her favorite snack food. In a Superman bag.

In her defense, they ARE delicious

And I thought for sure I would get a skirt from my son after this:

Scott: Mother’s Day is coming up.
E: What’s that?
Scott: It’s when we celebrate Mama. We are going to buy her something, and let her sleep in.
E: Ooh! Yay! {pause} We should buy her a skirt!
Scott: Okay.

Later on…
E: Mama? When’s E Day?
Me {resisting the temptation to say EVERYDAY}: What do you mean ‘E Day’?
E: When’s MY day? Like Mother’s Day?
Me: August 28th?
E: No, that’s my birthday!
Me {foiled by his logic}: When do you want E Day to be?
E: August 29th.
Me: Okay. Sounds good. What do we do that day?
E {pauses to consider}: I guess you’ll have to buy me a skirt?

But instead, he got me pajamas. Hip pajamas.

Although to him, they’re mostly monkey pjs.

All-in-all, it was fantastic and sweet.

Thank you for showing me how special I am. FINALLY.

What?!? I had to wait SIX WHOLE DAYS.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

11 thoughts on “Mother’s Day, Take Two

  1. You are better than me…If my deliciously sweet and sassy daughter asked me when her day was…I would have told her everyday. Sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day take two…and in my opinion, it was too early this year anyway.

  2. I have monkey PJs too, except I picked them out myself. Paul Frank rocks. And so do you. Happy belated Mother’s Day mama. Glad you had a good one.

  3. Who knew that “E Day” was on my birthday? I thought the whole point of you giving birth on the 28th was so I wouldn’t have to share a day with him. Oh well, he can have the 29th too.

  4. I made my own breakfast on Mother’s Day…because I wanted the kitchen to actually be clean afterward. And nobody else knows how to make Hollandaise like I do.

    I also got a box of Junior Mints, a bag of peanut butter M&Ms, and a box of .38 caliber bullets. This is Mother’s Day when your ex is still your friend and room-mate. The strangeness never ceases.

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