Years ago, Buff asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day. He thought that it would be a great idea if he and the kids took me to a big, swanky brunch for the special day. I nearly spit out the big gulp of my third cup of coffee upon hearing that. Don’t get me wrong, the idea was lovely. In theory. In reality it would probably end up like every other meal we had on every other day of the year with me begging the kids to eat. And not fight.
So I told him then what I wanted most for Mother’s Day was to be left alone. I wanted one day, heck I’d take a few hours even, where I could just be me. To do whatever the heck it is I wanted without having to worry about everyone else. That doesn’t mean I love them less, rather I’m tired and want one day to reclaim my sanity .
That was the beginning of a tradition and it’s one that’s worked great for our family ever since. Buff gives me breakfast in bed, then gets the kids up and out of the house. They have a chance to bond over the movies or a meal or whatever; I don’t really care. All I know is I get to sleep late, eat cold pizza, drink diet Coke , read, rest, write, talk on the phone or to myself. And it’s lovely, time all by myself. It typically looks a little something like this.
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