Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

I don't like contrived Hallmark holidays.  It always feels like, "Hey, you were totally undervalued and under-appreciated for the last 364 days, so we decided we'd give you this one."  My cynicism is coming through, right?

it's funny.
I don't really feel like I need to celebrate Mother's Day, at least as a mom, because I do feel pretty valued and appreciated most days.  Our little family has found a groove where responsibilities are shared and work is equitably distributed and fun is shared by all.  At least most of the time.  But damnit, it's Mother's Day.

First, I have to wish a Happy Mother's Day to my mom.  She's endlessly supportive and showed us how to do this mothering thing right.  And who, along with my dad, taught me that a good sense of humor and a little hard work make just about anything possible.

Mom with her newest grandbaby.
She won't like having her picture on the interweb, but I say, why not?

I'm not a person who played with baby dolls (Barbies were another story), babysat endlessly, and dreamed from an early age of having babies of my own.  I know plenty of women who did.  I, on the other hand, came to the decision a little later.  I worried about having a career and being responsible for the health, comfort, and morality of another human when I couldn't keep a houseplant alive (still can't).  But my only regret now is that it took me so long to realize how incredibly awesome this whole mom-ing thing could be.  I never realized that one job could be so all-consuming, exhausting, hilarious, frustrating, extremely difficult, fun and utterly fulfilling.  And I'm only 2 years in.

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I'm confident I've made mistakes, and that I'm sure to make plenty more. But I have a sense that we are at least doing a few things "right."  Honestly, we just sort of set Scout loose in the morning and then see what she does steering her away from danger every now and again.  

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Love this. Your words are perfect. And that picture? I die :)

Knittripps said...

Happy Mother's Day! I read your blog pre and post and I keep coming back for humor and inspiration. Enjoy yourself today (and every day)!

Aleta said...

I can mirror those words - never had a baby doll and long burning desire to be a mommy since childhood. I'm just learning the joys of motherhood and am grateful for this blessing. Happy Mother's Day!

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