"Tomorrow is Mother's Day so we're going to do whatever I want," I explained to the children when they asked if they could borrow my laptop to play Minecraft tomorrow.
Big Kid froze. "Tomorrow? Tomorrow is Mother's Day?"
"Oh. Well. We were going to get you a card...but dad's been working and..."
"That's okay. You could make me something if you want."
"Okay. Time to make you a card," he said, walking to the printer to steal a piece of paper. He turned when he was halfway to his room. "Mom?"
"There won't be a joke or anything. I can't think of a joke."
"That's okay. I don't care."
"I mean, I can think of a few mom jokes but I would never use those."
"No, definitely not. Like, 'You're not getting older, you're just getting fatter?' I would never put that on a card for you."
"Uh...thanks?" I said, laughing.
"I just didn't want you to think I would do that. Because I never would."
"Yeah, no, I didn't think you would do that."
Ahhhhh, the joys of motherhood.