So what a whirlwind of special days here for the Chef at the Chairman and Co. I'm usually the one serving and giving to my family. I love my role. I go from cook to laundress to hair dresser to electrician to landscaper to taxi driver to nurse to... you know how it is. I felt almost silly about being on the receiving end for two days within one week.
When the MYP were MSC (many small children), the Chairman didn't make a big deal of Mother's Day at all. In fact, I got one drawing from the one in preschool with a cup of dirt and a little leaf poking out. That's all. I felt bad for feeling a bit bad and the Chairman sensed he was supposed to do more. Well let me tell you. He makes a big fuss over Mother's Day and the MYP also do too. It was like birthday #2 all over again. Good thing I didn't get another year older just four days later. Heh.
All silliness aside. I will never, ever take for granted the privilege I have to be a mom to these three souls here and the one that left too soon. I love my role as a mother and know this is my highest calling. Some days I feel like I have the bullet-proof hat on and I'm down in the trenches. Some days I feel like it is all sunshine, rainbows and cotton candy. And some days it's a bit of both within minutes. And I already know I'll miss these teenage years like I already miss rocking my babies to sleep in a dark bedroom while singing "Be a little candle". I already miss sitting on the sofa with all three piled on my lap reading a huge pile of books. I already miss little people pronouncing words hysterically wrong and not wanting to correct them because it was so cute. My little sweeties. Here we are yesterday.
|the cozy blanket she made me|
|this girl is so sweet and so funny|
|this guy is bigger than me and has a heart of gold|
Backing up a day... we had Saturday dinner with these goons. Their mama and dad cooked us some delicious Korean food. Mmmmm.
I tried out the Amazon same day delivery service. They fulfilled their promise. And the birds are happily enjoying their new bird feeder. Crazy-fast I say!
How's the no sugar diet going? Well I took this weekend off. The days I went completely sugar-free I had a headache. (ugh). Someone told me yesterday we need a bit of sugar in our diets to help our brain function properly. So that'll be my excuse if you see me stuffing a cookie in my mouth this week.
Happy week ahead to you! I believe I should head off to the shower!