Happy Mother's Day!
On Friday little kid sadly informed me that he had no gift for me because he hadn't finished his at school.
"Oh, that's okay! You can just do extra nice things for me on Mother's Day!"
"Uh, no, I'll just hurry up and make somethin'. 'Cuz I'm not really wantin' to do extra things. Oh, you know what? I do have a present for you! I just bemembered."
"It's a song. I have plans to sing you a song. I'm not tellin' you what one though. So nows I don't even gots to make nuthin'."
"Yeah, okay. Sounds great." (It was a good song, for the record.)
By 9:30 this morning little kid announced that he was sick and tired of Mother's Day, that the entire day had been about me and that he was finished with it already.
By 10:30 Big Kid announced that he did NOT want to go to the beach. He suddenly hates the beach. When he said he wanted to do something fun with me, he did not mean the beach!
We went to the beach anyway and everyone had to suffer through.
We got home from the beach and watched Survivorman, only after I flat out refused River Monsters.
For dinner Mr. Ashley made me (delicious) country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and green beans and the kids made gagging noises and fought the whole time we tried to eat. They were disappointed I chose such terrible food.
I've tried several times to explain the concept of Mother's Day to them and have threatened to commandeer their birthdays like they tried to take over my Mother's Day. They're not that worried about it though.
I love them for making me a mother, but I'm looking forward to bed time tonight!