Happy Mother's Day to all. On this day out of most (hell, let's just say all), I find myself smitten with joy to be a mom. So many other days of the year I am impatient, worn down and withered away by my two young girls. I can say that today is my recharge.
My husband is great. There's no arguing today, even if he wants to....it's not allowed. He just looked at the pile of clothes on the floor in front of our bed this morning and even though he wanted so hard to bitch at me, he just said, "Happy Mother's Day".
My kids won't be the best behaved today, but at 6:30 this morning my 4 year old, Shea, woke us both up to a toothy, "Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!!" . Really? Could this really be any better?
When I was a college student in my early twenties, I worked 3 jobs, one of which was at a florist. So often during Mother's Day week after finishing up a sale, I would walk a woman to the door with her new plant or home decor item and she would turn to me and say, "Happy Mother's Day". Now, I wasn't a mom, and I'm sure she knew that, but because she knew that one day I would most likely become a mom, she chose to give me the sentiment of "happy mother's day". It was comforting. Like, a special club that you don't actually have to be a member to be included.
Even though a woman cannot have children or doesn't' yet, to me they are moms to children of the world. Ever notice how your kids can just tell that someone is a grandma? Your child's shyness just melts away at a few older women and they just say, "well, she knows I'm a grandma". It's so true, kids just know. They know that whether or not you have children, some women just have that, "I could love you anyway" smell to them or something.
Happy Mother's Day, all. Make your own rules for today. Do what you want to do, go where you want to go and eat what you want to eat. It's your day. Every other day of the year it's your children's day, but today is YOUR day.
Happy YOUR day.