Happy Post-Mother’s Day… Hopefully all of the Mom’s and Mommy-figures had a day full of relaxation, peace, good food, family, flowers, chocolates, and all that a woman could hope for on her day.
In the Circus Berry household, we had a few of those things…a breakfast out, visits with family, tasty cold beer. Mostly though, yesterday was a day full of challenges as a mother as my four-year-old decided that Mother’s Day (Mother’s Day Weekend actually) was a good time to flex her “I’m-in-charge/I’m-not-listenin-to-you/I-know-everything/I-want-it-now/I-fight-like-a-teenager” muscles. And the two-year-old…well he is fully in the terrible-twos.
All. Day. Long.
It was stressful on me and my husband. It was frustrating. It was depressing. It was infuriating. I mean, it’s Mother’s Day. I was not feeling the “I’m-so-blessed” and “My-kids-are-my-life” euphoria I have felt on past Mother’s Days. I was even feeling tremendously guilty.
At the end of it all, I got a special and beautiful flower delivery that brightened my day and made it all melt away. And then I got hand-picked artificial flowers from my daughter’s kitchen set after dinner. I got hugs and kisses and a sweet goodnight. I got rocking my son while singing “Twinkle, Twinkle”. And at the end of it all, I got a quite house, a beer, and some Sunday Night television with my husband.
The last 15 minutes of the day with the kids was better than the whole weekend combined. It was the sweet ending that I needed. And it reminded me that the wonderful behavior of my kids all weekend long was typical of kids their age…they just picked a heck-of-a-day to show it.
I reminded my how great being a mom can be.
Have a Happy Monday.
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