I am taking today to feel blessed for my children and to remember that the little things I do every day do mean something, they mean a lot. Caught up in the busy day to day it's easy to forget.
Remembering the best parts of my childhood I remember the little things, not the big things. I remember searching for notes that my mother would hide for me in the garden (we used to pretend that elves would leave them), and I remember her running after me on my bike the day my training wheels came off. I remember laying in bed with my great grandmother and singing nursery rhymes, and every Saturday morning sitting on the floor in front of her while she brushed my long hair.
The little things add up and are the most important because they are what make our children feel special and loved.
I'm also taking some time to eat chocolate and enjoy some mindless TV while the kids are at the park with Dad. :) Dads need to create memories too, and mothers need to keep their sanity!
Do you have any traditions on Mother's Day? In our family, we do. Mom does not cook, but that should be a given in every house I think!
The second is the kids give me a gift completely of their choosing (last year they gave me a bag of gummy bears). It is so fun to see things through their eyes, and the gifts are sometimes hilarious (last year for Father's Day, Dad got a pair of underwear and a bar of soap).
I think Dad helped a little this year as the flowers above were from Little Dude.
I hope you all enjoy your day and can all also take a minute out for yourself.
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