Ok, so Mother’s Day really didn’t turn out the way I was hoping for.
I wanted to wake up at the lake house, go to breakfast at the island, drink Mimosa’s on my porch up here while the kids played and I worked on my laptop, then take a boat ride across the lake to a new restaurant I wanted the boys to treat me to for dinner, a drive home at sunset cruise with a bottle of wine and finish the day with a fire with my boys before bed because I let them take off today from school and I took of work so we could stay another night at the lake before heading home.
NOT how it went.
The boys woke up extremely cranky, the hubby didn’t sleep so between his patience and the boys crankiness he was a little on edge in morning. I wanted to shower and put my face on for breakfast, even though that would take 10 minutes they made a huge ordeal about it. NOT how to treat mom first thing on Mother’s Day. The restaurant was overcrowded, the boys were behaving horribly, my oldest got in serious trouble, they whined, they fussed, they were complaining they were bored, and whatever I wanted to do they did NOT! The hubby was cranky because their behavior and OMG it was a long messy day and It seemed no one could spend a minute without complaining to mom. So I had it!
The day just spiraled into worse, we stopped by to see some friends on the way to the fishing store and they were in a mess so Zoli ended up trying to help them, and I volunteered to take their kiddos to help. So I ended up with even more kids on my day off. Lol. No boat ride, no getting caught up on work, no relaxing, not how I planned.
BUT I did get Mimosas, the kids actually started behaving better having their friends with us because they were all entertained and now all very good. I did get to dinner, maybe not the one I wanted, but it was still yummy, I did end the night with a short fire with my boys.
This is motherhood though. Yesterday was EXACTLY what motherhood is about. Rolling with the punches, putting out fights and fires, dealing with the daily surprises raising boys brings. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We made the best of it. After all, at least no one got hurt, ended up in the hospital, or hurt moms feeling to bad. 😉
Yesterday wasn’t the best, but the highlight of my day was Van picking me a yellow weed flower and bringing it to me with his card he made.
Today I’m writing this having my coffee on my deck, still at lake in quiet while my boys are still sleeping and it’s almost 10. Peaceful. Since they have barely any absences for the school year and only 8 days left I’m letting them skip school and I’m skipping work. We’re going to slowly head back home, get a Mother’s Day pedi, and go to a movie. I’ll get caught up on some work when I get home, while we all relax. Best part of being a mom, there’s always tomorrow to make up for yesterday! 😉
I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with your family, and if it was a mess like mine, well you always have today or tomorrow to make up for what you were hoping for yesterday.
Happy Monday Mom Queens!