Once again it’s that special time of year when we celebrate the moms in our lives – Mother’s Day. Whether you’re the lucky recipient of breakfast in bed (and the unlucky recipient of the messy kitchen that helped create it) or going out and braving the crowds for a delicious, expensive brunch of a place that they choose, take time to appreciate all the thought that went into your day. Even if it doesn’t go the way you had hoped or planned.
I have sweet memories of my brother, sister, dad and I, making breakfast in bed for my mom. I’m pretty sure there is a pancake still stuck to the ceiling from my dad’s excellent flipping technique. And somehow, by the time we finished washing the dishes they seemed dirtier than before.
But my mother was always a good sport. No matter what screaming, clanking and crashing sounds she heard from the kitchen, she did as she was told and stayed out of the way in the comfort and safety of her bed. When the tray, overflowing with eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, tea and a rose from her precious garden finally arrived, she would smile and feign surprise.
Then we’d gather around her and wait for her to take the first sip of tea, which usually caused her eyes to bulge and lips to pucker. (Were we supposed to steep the tea bag three minutes or was it thirty? Better to be on the safe side and let it sit until the meal is finished cooking, right?!) “How is it mom?!” said one. “Did we get it right?” asked the other. Her eyes watering, all she could do was nod. Cheers erupted.
Another successful Mother’s Day!
Here are some of my favorite links from this week’s Mother’s Day Roundup:
- Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013 (Elle.com)
- Free Mother’s Day Gifts I’d Love to Get (Babble/Ciaran Blumenfeld)
- Best Movie Moms: Word From The Muthas (DailyCandy)
- PSA: Spend Mother’s Day Without Your Kids (Ooph/ Stefanie Mullen)
- The Best Thing I Learned From My Mother (Generation Fabulous bloghop)