the anatomy of Mother's Day

I never know what to expect on Mother's Day. And this year was no exception.

The weekend started with the obligatory school celebration of Moms.

I couldn't tell if I am just a big bitch or if I missed something in the translation. But as Amara's class sang off key why Moms are great, nearly every woman in the classroom was sobbing. Not getting teary eyed. But crocodile tears. Me? Yea, I wanted to punch the mom sitting next to me. She looked like Emma in Glee, right down to the lil flowers on her cardigan.

But Amara made the afternoon completely special by making me two fantastic gifts.

Since I associate food with happiness, there was plenty of opportunity for eating. I mean, I did use the holiday as an excuse to eat (don't judge, I did workout both days this weekend).

Two rounds of Asian cuisine. And one night at Melting Pot.

And not to be outdone by Amara's presents, Dad2Amara got me something pretty spectacular too. If you can't tell, it's Disney.

The weekend did not go without some sadness. It was the first Mother's Day without Lola2Amara. It's hard to believe she's been gone for five months now. I hate to admit it, but I tried to forget about my Mom this weekend. It hit me hard at church and then again at the cemetery but for the most part, I really focused on Amara...she was so excited to give me her little cards and presents. I didn't want to take any of that away from her. Is that selfish? Yea, maybe. But it was the best that I could do.

I hope all of my Mom friends out there had a great weekend. Leave me a note and let me know how the kiddos spoiled you.


  1. You're so funny! I love the pic of the 2 of you. My mother's day was pretty low-key, nothing fancy, homemade gifts and flowers and a good dinner.

  2. I am glad that you had a good mother's day with the gifts, dinner and flowers. I would have been one of those moms you wanted to punch. :) I am an emotional wreck when it comes to my kids.

    It is hard to have a mother's day without your mom and it is okay to miss her everyday. My father has been dead for 15 years and I miss him on father's day, his birthday and the anniversary of his death more than I do any other day. We never stop missing them but I figure he is up in heaven watching and knowing how loved and missed he is and the more we miss them, the longer they live in our hearts. We think about them when they miss important events and when we remember how important they were when they were alive.

    And we keep ourselves busy so that we can miss them less. There is nothing wrong with that. My mom drives me crazy but I love her anyway and I could imagine not my life without her in it.

  3. Aww the tissue paper flower! I remember making my mom one for Mother's Day!! So sweet. She kept it for the longest time - I think until at least I graduated maybe even longer!
    My oldest gave me his first "made" gift that he did at preschool. Loved it!
    Oh and even though I have been to the Melting Pot twice in April - I am still so jealous - yummy!! :-)

  4. I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy most of Mother's Day. It had to be tough for you. I envy that you got to go out to eat twice! That's the way to do it, then you don't have to worry about serving your family undercooked chicken like me!

    I do love the little gifts Amara made you, they are so cute and had to mean a lot.

  5. Happy Mother's Day! The little pageant thing sounds sweet... but you're right, probably not really a tear-jerking moment! ;)


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