Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy with just a teensy side of guilt

That's how I'm observing Mother's Day, because isn't that what mothering is all about? At my request Jeff took the kids out for the day, an extended dance mix of outings and errands designed to give me some time alone to putter around. So far, a little yoga, a little laundry, a long shower, a little Sunday Times, a little blogging while I wait for photos to upload to send to the grandmas.

I didn't necessarily need the time alone to happen today of all days, and I do feel kind of bad that I've kicked my own kids out of the house on a holiday which I wouldn't celebrate if it were not for them. But we had breakfast together at the diner and we'll have dinner together later and I'll happily take on the whole bedtime routine because my husband will be worn out by 7 p.m. And I won't mind at all.

Photo from the kindergarten Mother's Day party.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Sounds divine to me!

My lower back is twinging so I came home after lunch at my mom's at 3 and Alan took the girls up to his brother's for dinner with his mom. I've been watching E from the couch and now I'm about to paint my nails.

I am finding that the house is way too quiet, though (even though I kind of like it). ;)

Lady M said...

Your title sums up motherhood really well! Perhaps with the addition of seasoning of exhaustion.

the mama bird diaries said...

sounds like a perfect mother's day. and well deserved.

motherbumper said...

Teensy tiny right? Because I ran for the hills myself. Happy Mother's Day (belated as it may be)

Magpie said...

Ah, don't feel guilty. My kid spent Saturday night at her grandparent's house - and didn't come home until after lunch. So I got to sleep until 9, and go to Target and the grocery store ALONE. That was a gift.

Kimberly said...

I did exactly the same thing! I too felt a wee bit guilty, but I did spend the morning with them and we did eat dinner together and I did give them their bath, so really, was five hours alone too much to ask? I think not! We deserve it.