Mother’s Day was awesome.
Not the best ever – those involve actually seeing my mother and family on this day… and sticky rolls – but pretty darn good.
I tried to think of how to write about it last night, when boom.
Suddenly my eyes no longer wished to be open and all brain power ceased.
Luckily, as I woke up this morning, my dear Canadian counterpart, Leanne over at Ironic Mom, brainstormed the perfect sum up of how to talk about Mother’s Day.
I’m totally ripping it off her Mother’s Day By the Numbers, only with my numbers.
2: kids greeting me with smiles as I walked down the stairs.
1: effusive “Happy Mother’s Day” from my 4 year old
1: bowl of Frosted Flakes consumed for breakfast
1: batch of Mimi’s Famous Sticky Rolls missed that my sister baked for the rest of my family in KC
2: loads of laundry done because we really needed towels and clean sheets
80: minutes my husband took the kids to the park in the morning
1: blog post written but not posted because I need more photos
1: lunchtime meltdown from my Lil Diva as nap time hit early
3: blissful hours of nap for her
7: games of Candyland between my son and husband
0: material gifts received – none were expected
1: homemade card my son made at “school”
97: degrees Fahrenheit reached for the high
1: fabulous hour of family time at an outside pool
57:estimated times I threw dive torpedoes for my son
6: times my 19 month old Lil Diva held my hands and “jumped” into the pool
1: Toy Story bucket Lil Diva really wanted to commandeer from another child
1: plastic fish that never left her hand
30: minutes to shower all of us
2: places called to check wait times for dinner
1: Italian place attended by the four of us and my mother-in-law
15: minutes spent waiting to be seated
3: loaves of hot bread I consumed on my own
0: meltdowns or children outbursts during dinner
1: forklift required to lift me out of my seat
1: new word taught to Lil Diva – “Happy” – to say to my mother and grandmother
45: minutes spent Facetiming with my mother, dad, and brother on my iPod
21: minutes spent Skyping with my grandparents
20+: hugs received from daughter
3: hugs received from son
44: minutes late to put my daughter to sleep
0: photos taken of me on Mother’s Day
10: PM when my body said “GO TO SLEEP!”
1: wet nightshirt discovered rolled up in the middle of the sheets as we made the bed
1: hour later, after my shirt was dried, I passed out – uncharacteristically early for me
I hope everyone else enjoyed their Mother’s Day as much as I did.
Now check out Ironic Mom’s post.