Man, it’s like, all sap here, all the time lately, isn’t it? But today is Mother’s Day. So, bear with me, while I lay the sap on again, since I have a quick few minutes of time here, while the kids are playing in their respective rooms, post nap. You know, those last precious few moments before their heads explode off their heads, and they start screaming to be let out of their duct tape restraints? Isn’t that what Mother’s Day is really all about?
So this is my third Mother’s Day, and my first Mother’s Day as a Mama of two really awesome kids. Something I never ever thought I’d ever get to say. I figured it was either, I’d never be a Mama, or be a Mama of two crappy kids, that I’d want to trade in for some really cool kids, ones that picked up after themselves, and fetched me martinis. But alas, mine don’t do either of those. Still, they are very awesome and adorable, and loving and I’m keeping them. The Mini made me a really cute card and a very muddy planter of marigolds and proceeded to tell me “HAPPY WEDNESDAY, MAMA,” when I picked him up from school on Thursday. It took him a few tries to get it right, but this morning, all on his own, without prompting, he came into my room and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day, gave me a kiss, and told me he loved me. No one told him to say it. It was pure spontaneous expressive language. One of the best gifts you could give a mom to a kid who has language issues.
The road with him has been long and challenging, and maybe Mother’s Day is a token holiday where we should all appreciate Mom, but I’d like to think that them loving me every day is enough. On top of that, I’m lucky I get to enjoy such a life. My daughter is such a joy to be around. Clingy and demanding of my attention, but loving and snuggly, and like her brother, very funny and cute. Some days, I don’t know what I did to deserve them, but obviously it was something, and even on the days where they’ve pushed my very last button and stretched my very last nerve, I try to find the silver lining.
Happy Mother’s Day to those of you who are lucky enough to be a part of the Mom’s club. And to those of you who are still waiting, or struggling, I have hope that you’ll someday get to experience this feeling.