Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day!

Today was a busy day in the morning, we had a few things that we had to do. Then, I took the kids to visit my MIL and bring her flowers. My husband is out of town for work. A few years ago I would NOT have done this. Why?

1. Sundays are very precious to me. In addition to being a Holy Day, it is the only day of the week my husband is usually home. I want him to myself (and the kids).

2. I was feeling like mothers day was all about me. And, it sort of is and sort of should be. But, my husband gets to see me everynight and every Sunday - isn't it right that he see his mom on mother's day - she doesn't live that far away.

3. My mom lives a few hours away. We talked on the phone, I will see her this weekend, I will buy her some flowers.

4. And here's a biggie. A few years ago, the night before mothers day, I was lamenting the fact that we wouldn't be able to stay home on mothers day and spend it alone. I just wanted a mothers day at home, alone with my family. The next morning we awoke to a flooded basement. We have a 1500 sq. ft. basement! and about 2/3 of it was flooded. It was my fault. We had always had a water detector downstairs just in case the sump quit or something. It had NEVER gone off for anything real (just someone tossing a wet towel next to it or something). It needed a new battery and after staying up and watching Star Wars with my husband, I was too tired to put the new battery in and put it back downstairs. I would do it in the morning. Well, the sump quit, the basement was flooded, and we got our mothers day home alone.

7 comments:

Crunchy Momma said...

Aw, that was nice of you to go out to your MILs. I had forgotten about the Mother's Day flood of a few years ago! Oh, what a rotten day that was! Sorry that your Prince Charming is out of town.
But HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

ifuHlFs5xtWzLAjFh6M25h.2Jsdk said...

which Star Wars Episode ;)

RealMom4Life said...

Star Wars III I think. I remember being disappointed I stayed up so late and was so tired (too tired to put the battery back in the detector). It was a good movie but I somewhat "ruined" by the fact that you know what happens next (Anakin turns into Darth Vader, Amidala dies, the babies are separated, etc.)

pjbear94 said...

Yeah thats III! :)

BTW, this is "Bowser" (Ask "Anna")
Idk why it says ifuHlFs5xtWzLAjFh6M25h.2Jsdk

RealMom4Life said...

Hi. I was wondering how iful..... was

pjbear94 said...

What?

RealMom4Life said...

Hmm,

I'm getting old. I meant to say I was wondering WHO iful.............................................. was