Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day or Something

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."

"Oh good."

"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!


Jennifer said...

Bed time could not come fast enough here! My husband is deployed, so it was just me and the kiddos and even though we had a discussion yesterday (after they fought ALL DAY) about how they needed to be nice to each other and give me a break, I was awakened at 7:15 this morning to fighting. And it continued ALL DAY along with demands, sass and getting into trouble. I have never been so ready for mother's day to be OVER with- tomorrow they go back to school. I will celebrate with peace and quiet then.

Anonymous said...

I got a homemade card from Miss Gi (8). It had a list of adjectives that described me. One of them was "venomous." I asked if she knew what it meant and she said no. I told her and she said I was sometimes. Lovely. Kerry

shelly said...

They wanted to watch River Monsters at my house too, I refused and spent some time by myself on the computer...perfect!

Jennifer said...

Baby Girl told me they weren't getting me a gift because they took me to dinner. Which I'm sure came straight from her dad... after I told him not to get me anything that dinner was fine. But I did get handmade cards that the kids made at school.

Alex said...

I'm 4 days away from my due date and everyone was saying how great a Mother's Day gift it would be if my son was born on Mother's Day. All I could think was, "Are you kidding? I'm going to have to fight and threaten and throw tantrums just to get my future kids to treat the day special for me... if it's HIS BIRTHDAY then I am definitely SOL."

He wasn't born. So Mother's Day is safe, but now I'm mad I'm still pregnant.