Yesterday was Mother’s Day so it was a day my children were supposed to shower me with gifts and love and tell me how rad I am. I like this day. 😁
It is also a day I send a funny card to my own mom who lives in California. I bought the card three weeks ago so that I would solidify my favorite kid status and be the first one to send a card to Mom. Unfortunately, I forgot to send it until Friday and my brother, David, will hang on to the favorite-kid award yet again. Dammit. Even Chip got his in on-time, but I am giving kudos to his wife for that one.
I was NOT showered with gifts yesterday, but truthfully, my kids tell me that my mom-skills rock often. I have an amazing relationship with both my teenage girls and I know I am blessed (not lucky…I have worked hard to create this relationship with them).
My oldest daughter wrote me a beautiful note about how she knows she can be difficult and she is lucky that I am her mom (she’s got that right!). My younger daughter was sick, so I took her to Urgent Care. See what a good mom I am?
I didn’t grow up dreaming about getting married and having a family. I think I figured it would eventually happen because that’s what we good Catholics do, but when I had trouble getting pregnant for about four years I thought, “Oh well, maybe we weren’t supposed to have kids.”
I love it more every year and I am really good at it. My hot hubby and I make a lot of jokes, are sarcastic, and it helps deal with the tougher moments of parenthood. I am not much of a drinker, to the chagrin of my parents and many friends, but a solid ten minutes in my dark closet taking deep breaths have also made me a better mom.
Although, I totally get the alcohol helping as well. Once, I was giving the girls a bath and I was so drained. I had a glass of wine and was buzzed in just a few minutes. Everything was great: you splashed water all over the bathroom and I have to clean it later? Who cares? You want to use the bubbles that make a ring that is hard to scrub off? Love it! I called my bestie to share my amazing thoughts and she just laughed at me. Apparently most parents drink.
Another great mom skill is flipping your kids off as they walk away and then high-fiving the hot hubby as if we showed them. Being immature is the KEY to great parenting. And a little fear:
“If you don’t turn that tv off now I am going to punch you in the face!”
“The show is over in five minutes, we’ll turn it off then.”
“I said now!”
“Who’s the boss?”
“You are, Mama.”
“Ok, five minutes.”
Hope you told or were told some mom how rad they were yesterday!
Oh, yea, and since this is my real estate website: market is heating up in so many Seattle areas. Sold a house in my neighborhood in 2 days with six offers. The slow down from last April is no longer slow…at least on the Eastside.