Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mother's Day - With a Twist


I’d post this tomorrow but I’ll be busy being worshipped while sitting on the throne. (Not the one in the bathroom.) Truthfully? One son is away, the other finally has a day off work and will probably sleep for most of it and the third one? Well, he did promise… We’ll see what they come up with.

And while tomorrow is the day to show mothers how much they’re appreciated and loved (or not…) I’m viewing it a little differently this year.

I’m going to pause and appreciate the fact I am a mother.

Sure, my kids have caused me a lot of grief over the years and I hold each of them personally responsible for my foul vocabulary (I didn’t swear before I had children), the grey hair (successfully hidden with a dye job) and the (few!) wrinkles – aka laugh/frown lines.

But all is forgiven. We’ve reached a mutually satisfying arrangement as to the above. The boys put a quarter in the jar each time I swear, pay for the dye jobs with their gambling profits and are saving for my future Botox treatments from their (somewhat) lucrative drug dealing.

I’ve got me some fine sons!

All kidding aside (and I am kidding about the gambling and drugs although the quarter in the jar thing might be worth starting), I take great delight in their company and love them dearly.

So, Curly, Larry and Moe – my thanks for making this Mother Happy!

And I wish all Mothers a Day of Happy.

P.S. My sisters and I are taking our mother out for lunch tomorrow – we still owe her…

(Perhaps I’ll be accused of poking fun at a sacred cow with this post but since I’m one of the cows, I figured it would be okay.)

11 comments:

Maggie May said...

Mooo! and Happy Mother's Day :)

Bee said...

I think that Mother's Day can be approached with levity.

Living in England, where they celebrate it in March, I always forget to post a card in time. My family will "celebrate" tomorrow by letting me cook (and clean up) lunch. xx

Deidra said...

Great post! I am laughing out loud!

Happy Mother's Day!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

"I’m going to pause and appreciate the fact I am a mother."

That is so beautiful and powerful.

Happy Mother's Day!

oreneta said...

" The boys put a quarter in the jar each time I swear, pay for the dye jobs with their gambling profits and are saving for my future Botox treatments from their (somewhat) lucrative drug dealing."

I hope that I can achieve as much as a mother......and I love the sacred cow poking, I have never actually been such a big fan of Mother's Day...

sherry lee said...

You always delight me with your persepctive and take on who you are, who we are, the way to view our world. True, we deserve no less than to be worshipped while settled on our thrones, but we also owe it to ourselves to treat ourselves well today -- to remember why we are mothers, what that means, what that has afforded us (the good, the bad, the ugly..come on those diapers were disgusting!).

Enjoy your lunch with your mother, and may you be spoiled and happy throughout the day.

Happy Mother's Day!!

Seraphine said...

if you can't poke fun at yourself, you're being entirely too serious. and happy mother's day to you too.

Jay said...

Happy mothers day to you!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the big smile. I loved your perspective on Mother's Day, what a great spirit you have.

I hope that your Mother's Day turned out to be wonderful.

patricia said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

ms. bliss said...

great post!!!