I was at the mall the other day and I saw this sign outside of Williams Sonoma that said “Did you know Mother’s Day was this Sunday?”
I didn’t know. How could I have missed that one? I have a Mother. I am a Mother. I kind of feel like I should have that date imprinted on my brain so that I can prepare to be celebrated and to celebrate.
But I don’t. I’m busy. I am a working Mother of two awesome boys (ages 6 and 8). I sometimes join them for lunch at school. I sing in a band where my husband plays guitar. I am a Zumba instructor. I somehow manage to have dinner parties with dear friends on weekends. Not much of a house cleaner though. And sometimes I leave the laundry in the washing machine all day and then it gets stinky and I have to rewash it. The other day while emptying the dish washer – I dropped a glass on my ankle and my son heard me say a bad word. And it’s not the first time he’s heard me say that word.
What can I say – you can’t win them all.
My husband asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day this year. I don’t know. Just think of me. Tell me thanks. Maybe the boys make me dinner. I’ll eat it, even if it’s frozen waffles and cereal. I could use some new earrings. That might be nice.
Of course I need to remember my own Mom. I’m too old to make her a silly dinner or a homemade card. She doesn’t need anything from Williams Sonoma and she wouldn’t want cookies (she’s always watching her weight). Maybe this year I’ll get her a spa day. Maybe I’ll hire my own company to pick her up in one of our vintage vehicles to take her there. Maybe I’ll go with her and we can laugh and talk.
Sometimes I’m so busy that we don’t get a lot of time together and life is so short, isn’t it? A little conversation face to face matters.
So it’s decided, I’m going to make it special this year. We’ll have a little fun tooling around town and have an actual conversation – no email, no texting, no cell phone – just mom and me.
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