So, here we are, the day after Mother’s Day. The day where the focus turns back to the kiddos. Yesterday, on Mother’s Day, Mountain Man explained to our three little ones that the day was all about me and that they should be as nice as possible.
Throughout the day’s activities, my husband kept reminding the kids to be nice and well behaved for my sake, since it was my special day.
After about the third time of him mentioning that this was my day, my four year old asked, “When is Kid’s day?” We both responded that it is Kid’s day 363 days a year. Mom and Dad get to reserve one day a year for themselves. It was pretty funny watching a four year old process this concept.
So, today (the day after Mother’s Day), at lunch, I poured my four year old his milk to go with his hot dog. He said he wanted the fruit punch gatorade instead. I reminded him that we have milk for lunch and dinner and that gatorade was not an option. To which he replied, “But, today is Kid’s Day!!”
I think we might need to go over this concept a little more, but I have to say, I’m still chuckling from that little incident at lunch. Four year olds can be very humorous. My little guy still carries a very worn blue blanket (his lovey). Today, he was wearing it as a cape and saying he was “Blanket Man”.
My two oldest are girls were never attached to a blanket. I’m so glad I have my baby boy because, I have to admit, the whole blankie thing is quite adorable.
My Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts
Broadway made me decorated flower pens and put them in a fancy holder filled with
dry beans – I seriously love this. It should be much easier to keep track of my pens now that I can bury them in these beans rather than just throwing them under my phone. And, its super pretty. You know how most years, the little ones make super cute presents, but they are not always useful the next day. This one is different. I actually think I’ll ask her to make a few more for other rooms in my house.
Imagineer made me some beautiful cards with colorful tissue paper placed strategically into various heart shapes. Another keeper. I will use these as well.
Bam-Bam made me some delicious scones. However, he was so excited to give them to me that he opened them two days early and ate them himself. He let me have a little bite. :) So, sorry, no picture of the scones – they disappeared too quickly.
Mother’s Day Activities
We went to see the movie, Pirates and the Merry Band of Misfits. This movie was directed by the creator of Wallace and Grommit. Super cute and very entertaining for the whole lot. :)
We went out to a delicious lunch at a wonderful local Vietnamese lunch. Then my fourth grader and I went to get pedicures, while my husband took the little ones to the nearby park. For the finale, we went to my favorite bakery and picked up my favorite chocolate mocha cake ever! Absolutely Delicious, as usual.
But, the most important part of the day was that everyone was super nice to me, and I did not feel pressure to shoulder the whole load of taking care of the household chores.
What did you all receive for Mother’s Day?