It's an extra special Mother's Day this year, because my kids are finally old enough to know the true meaning behind the Hallmark holiday, which is ... just give Mommy a break, okay? No fancy gifts required. At all. Just give me a day with no fights, no whining, no messes. Just get along, give Mom some peace and quiet, some alone time with a book, and that would be just about the best day ever.
They totally got it. But of course I still did get some amazingly fancy gifts to go along with this promise, and the day couldn't have started out any better.
Here's a tally of all the little blessings I've received so far today:
1. Sleeping late. 8:50 woo-hoo!
2. Breakfast in bed. I had ordered scrambled eggs and fruit, but the eggs got used for French toast while I was sleeping (you snooze, you lose around here). But I enjoyed the corn flakes and fruit -- what was left after my daughter ate most of it while I was distracted doing my son's maze ...