You see, I find it best to get all my nagging out of the way the day before so my children see me in the most loving light come Mother’s Day. I’ve had this gig a while and have learned a thing or two in the 16 years. Here are a few other things I’ve discovered along the way.
- Your children will still fight on Mother’s Day.
- Your children may need a gentle reminder of just how lucky they are to have you as their mother. For some reason I have found it best coming from someone other than myself.
- be prepared to eat anything served to you, even if it looks carcinogenic, smile.
- You’ll long for time to yourself but feel too guilty to ask for it.
- You should never say “What is it?” instead say “Well look at, this. Tell me about it.”
- There is no such thing as a day off for mothers.
- And lastly, be prepared for your heart to explode with love when given anything that involved drawing, notes, glitter cards, collected rocks, collages, string things, painted pots, uncooked pasta, pipe cleaners, and any number of unidentifiable objects made from the heart.
Yes, I have learned a thing of two about Mother’s Day. But the biggest lesson has to be how lucky I am to have had 16 years worth of love bended, collected, tied, squished, folded, pasted and painted into my world each and every one of these days. So, for all the Mum’s out there, happy Mother’s Day to you, may it be plastered with love, literally.