Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Is Coming

It is May 1! I cannot believe it is May already. April went by so fast. We were busy during the month of April, maybe that is why I feel like it went so quickly. We have now been in our new house a month. We are definitely settled in and enjoying our new house. We have adjusted to a new schedule as well. These days we are just enjoying our time until Leliana arrives June 12! We are also counting down how many days are left of school for our Kindergartner: 14 days! We are excited about summer vacation coming.

May is my favorite month with June (our wedding anniversary is in June) tied with May. May is my favorite because my birthday is May 23 and Mother's Day is also in May. May is great because we do a lot of celebrating in May.

Now that it is May, that means Mother's Day is coming! As a mom, I know what all moms want: SLEEP! Am I right? Besides sleeps, we also want to be pampered (hair done, nails done, etc). We want money so we can go shopping, alone with no kids sticking their arms out of the cart. We want to be waited on hand and foot just one day a year. While I would love some alone time, to be pampered, or sleep, these days I really want to enjoy being with my family even on a day where I could have alone time, pampering, or extra sleep. I have friends who have grown kids that tell me to enjoy this time because these times will go by quickly. I am beginning to believe them when they tell me how fast time goes. My oldest has 14 days left of Kindergarten and then he will be in first grade! Yup, time does go fast.

I found out my husband has to work on Mother's Day. Many moms would be upset by this, and admittedly I was upset at first, but then I realized this will be great opportunity to enjoy another day with my boys and doing stuff for them. There will be a day when they won't want me to do stuff for them (cook, clean, etc.). There will be a day when I won't get to spend time with them on Mother's Day. I am going to make the most of my Mother's Day by being with my kids and enjoying this time with them.

Moms, Mother's Day is coming. I am sure you have a list of things you want. Is spending time with your kids one them?  A day is also coming when your kids will be grown and your house will be quiet. The alone time you may want or you may get, you will wish that you could have been spending it with your kids. The same people that tell me that time goes by quickly, have also told me that they wish their alone time was spent being with their kids instead. That sure changed my perspective and outlook while tugging at my heart to examine what I really wanted for Mother's Day.




22 comments:

  1. We've already had our Mother's Day in the UK, it was back in March. I love spoiling my mum all year round though. She's my best friend

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  2. It's always been interesting to me that different countries have Mother's Day on different days... For us, we celebrate two, since my family is from the UK and wife's is from Turkey :)

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  3. What a great post. I know as a mother it really doesn't matter what we do or what they get me it's all about spending time together. Any day we get to spend time together and share smiles and laughs is mother's day to me.

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  4. I'm still trying to figure out what to do on Mother's Day! Thanks for your posts and ideas. :)

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  5. I can't believe it is May already, how time flies. Shame you can't spend time with your husband but like you said at least you can spend time with your boys :) x

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  6. I can't believe it's May already, this year is flying by! We've had Mothers Day here in the UK, like you I just enjoy spending the day with my daughter having great family time.

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  7. I'm still trying to plan my mother's day, but thank you for the ideas!

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  8. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the mother or wife of a soldier and/or a service member mom. The reason we celebrate holidays like Father's Day and Mother's Day is to make our parents feel special.

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  9. I love Mother's Day of course! But I love the fact that it's another excuse to bring my family together and celebrate - not just the kids, but my mum, my husband's mum etc..

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  10. This really confused me at first, only because we already had Mother's Day in The UK aha! I lobe spoiling my mum on the day, hope you have a lovely one xx

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  11. Aw, have a great Mother's day with your boys! You sound like a fantastic mum! <3 xx

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  12. Have a great time with your boys we already had our Mother's Day and this year was my first one, my little one was 4 days old when we celebrated ours x

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  13. I was stuck on ideas but you just gave me a good tip! Thanks!

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  14. I'm always so stumped on what to do for my mom, so this post is super helpful. Thank you!

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  15. As a mom, I do not need gifts. Really. All I need is a day off. No housework, no worrying, no stress. Maybe a spa day, or a weekend at the beach. No fancy stuff. I just need to rejuvenate. Isn't this what most moms want?

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  16. I'd really like to spend the day with my family (but not cooking or doing things for them). We think we'll do a picnic at the park this year. That being said .. a gift certificate for a spa day that I could use the next weekend would be a huge treat!

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  17. I remember growing up, all my mom wanted for mothers day is sleep. That and a clean house. We have it to her every year.

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  18. We already had Mother's Day here in the UK. No lay in but I did get s lovely hand made card and a new game for the PS4. I'd rather spend the day with my son :)

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  19. yay for mothers day! a celebration for all our hard work and to feel acknowledged and appreciated for that... it brings us moms close together as we all are happy! I always have fun sharing the celebration with my mom and my kids : )

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  20. I love spending time with my children on mothers day. we've already had ours in the UK and my partner had to work too :(

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  21. It'd be so easy if it was one day for all countries.. I'm always confused when I read about Mother's Day and for a moment think 'omg, have I missed it' just to then realise that it's a different date in my country and I still have time to buy a present :)

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  22. Mother's Day has been here in March but Father's Day is upcoming in 14 of May! Loved spending the Mother's Day with my mom though xx real fun!

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