I spent today with my mom and sister- boating, swimming, brunching and booze- it was a great day. The kids made sweet gifts- cards, bath salts, self-portraits. I still did all my regular mom-duties, I wouldn't say it was a break. And the big girls were bad in church. But, man, I am so blessed, like I said- it was a great day. I couldn't help thinking of all the people who don't like Mother's Day. The people without a mom, or have a crummy one. The infertile. Moms who are overwhelmed and underappreciated, sick or lonely. I've been thinking of them. I wish there was a way I could support them. I bring meals and watch extra kids- but what about all those people who don't have a support network or good village? Ugh. Makes my stomach hurt. Cheers to them tonight.
The weather got freaky-cool this week. We actually wore pants and sweaters! We did a last minute zoo play date and saw the new dino exhibit. We even stopped for ice cream on the way home. The day got even better with a girls night out with dinner at Black Sheep for the MOPS Leadership dinner. Fun team of moms and that yummy Heavens Gate drink! My mom watched the littles on Tuesday morning so I could go to Muffins with Mom at Ellie's school. I also got playground time with just Marly before school, which was neat. Muffins with Ellie was sweet, too. It made me realize how I need to plan more one on one time with the kids. We did a few quiet morning with no plans at home. I watched some extra kids and updated my babysitting list. I celebrated cinco de mayo with Tracy and Ali at La Nap. Too much fun. It's taken me a few days to recover. We had my sister and her boys for dinner one night. April came over for a play date. We went out Friday to celebrate Phil's Birthday. We didn't win the first Friday pot. We met up with some friends at Mellow. It was a pretty quiet weekend. We did a family Costco run on Saturday. That made me miserable. I'm reading our book club book and it's putting me in an awful mood. We went swimming at TCC then did a family movie night. It was super sweet. It was good for all of us to take it easy. We needed it!