Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Madness

So this was my 6th Mother's Day! I remember year #1 like it was yesterday. I was so excited to finally be on the receiving end of this wonderful day of the year. We piled ourselves and our 2 month old baby in the car and headed south to my mom's that weekend. Sunday morning came along and I expected that my normally VERY thoughtful, creative, romantic husband would have gotten up to fix all three of us moms in the house breakfast. But he didn't. My mom did! But I thought, oh well, I'm sure he got me a wonderful gift for my 1st mother's day. I waited and waited. Nothing. That afternoon at about 3 p.m. he headed off to Walmart. He came back a few hours later and handed me a white, plastic Walmart bag and said, "Happy Mother's Day!" IT WAS A MOP Y'ALL! A Swifter wetjet mop! Now, granted I had mentioned that I wanted one, but I meant like along with diamonds or a massage or something grand. Not just a mop. I made such a big deal about my disappointments that the following year, year #2, I got breakfast in bed, diamond earrings, and a homemade video of me and Lexi put to that Martina McBride song, "In My Daughter's Eyes". It was a wonderful day and made up for year #1. Year #3, I just don't remember at all. Year #4 I got my picture made with Lisa Welchel (Blair from Facts of Life) who was a member at our church in Dallas and she spoke that day at church. I also got my first digital camera that year. Year #5, that was last year. My mom and grandmother were here in FL with us and we went to the beach. And TODAY, year #6...drumroll please...I got...a PEDEGG!!!! Yes, like the infomercial! Well, in his defense, I asked him to PLEASE not spend money on me because we've had lots of crazy expenses lately and more to come. But I am about to go be the recipient of a back massage by Lexi and a pedicure with my pedegg by Cary while watching Little Bear. What could be better? And besides, it's not about the gifts. My children are the best Mother's Day gifts I could ever get! Mother's Day is a day to celebrate the incredible gift of motherhood, right? Who needs presents! We did eat lunch at Texas Roadhouse, which was wonderful. Except for the fact that I left very depressed. Every time I come to peace with the fact that Florida is now my home and I'm okay with that, I go and do something stupid like listen to country music (There's a Texas connection in EVERY country song), or I eat at TEXAS Roadhouse, or I open my Texas Aggie alumni magazine, and I just lose it! When will the homesickness go away? We're going on a year and a half now! Oh, but I also got one other wonderful Mother's Day gift today...Lexi got her ears pierced!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!! Goodbye sticker earrings which end up all over my floor and car! Goodbye clip on earrings that don't really clip on! I couldn't be more thrilled about this right of passage which took place today. Here are some pictures and despite her tears, we DID NOT hold her down and do this forcefully. It was her idea and she was insistent! And we have not been able to get her out from behind the mirror all afternoon.


10 seconds after this photo she was laughing and smiling...I promise!
And right now as I'm typing, Lexi just threw up! Thank God it's Mother's Day and I don't have to clean it up! She's been complaining of a tummy ache all day and she's not a thrower upper. She's only thrown up like twice in her whole life! After she threw up she walked in here and opened her mouth wide for me to look inside and said, "Is my uvula still there?"

7 comments:

Jonatha said...

That is hilarious, I hope the uvula was still there... I also totally relate to the homesickness - I did the same thing today missing my mom :(

mom2iande said...

Funny about your past mother's days....especially the mop. Poor Cary! Like the earrings - they look good on her!

As far as the homesickness, I think where you grow up as a child and then start your lives as married people & later a family, is always a part of you -- a part you miss and never forget about. So even if you move to another place and like it, you still think about where you came from and it brings back memories and emotions. I know when we visit family in SC, we experience that...it all plays on our emotions...wishing we could be close to both sets of grandparents at the same time. I really believe that is how God grows us...

laytonfamily said...

so sorry to read you're still homesick - have you read After the Boxes are Unpacked? (I checked it out from the library) It helped me out a bit - and I only moved 2 hours away!

tales_from_the_crib said...

well is it? uvulas is very importants!

circus of love said...

You just couldn't make up this stuff. It is so funny. Hope she is feeling better today!!!

Mel :-) said...

I don't know what to tell ya about the homesickness for Texas going away- we moved away 8 years ago and I STILL miss it like crazy!!! We would move back in a heartbeat if we could! There is no place like HOME!! ;-)

Stephanie said...

I don't think that feeling will ever go away. I never wanted to leave Aggieland when we graduated ....wow, 12 years ago. I vowed to one day return. I was in Fort Worth for 6 years, longing for Aggieland. Yes, I had my family and tons of friends in Fort Worth, but I was NEVER as happy as I was in Aggieland so.....it took me awhile, but I'm happy today in Aggieland. I have to say the grass is greener through...I miss my friends terribly. Just keep telling yourself God knows what's best.