Yes, that’s me. I am in front of the hospital going in to deliver baby #3, my Princess. There’s no other way to say it: I wAS HUGE!! It’s only normal for me to think about my own babies as Mother’s Day is approaching. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to write something up for Mother’s Day this year. I’m still recovering from being gone last weekend at Camp Blogaway and even worse, catching up after having had two weeks of sick kids. I suppose those rascals gave me an early Mother’s Day present this week because I now have their cooties. Their dad, too. Thus, the joys of parenting!
On Twitter this week, people were sharing their favorite Mother’s Day memories. My most vivid memory was when Middle Child was barely a year old and he had just recovered from a nasty stomach bug. After a week of being cooped up, we decided a family picnic by the ocean was a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. On the way to the beach, we stopped for sandwiches. And that’s when the stomach bug hit The Professor, then 4 years old. In the back seat, in his car seat, all over himself.
The hubby and I cleaned him up as best as we could, while Middle Child continued to nap in the car. The Professor sat in his Batman underwear, curled under the picnic blanket and cried, “I didn’t know I could choke!” I sat next to my sad Professor, holding a bag close to him during the endless drive home. This is what a mom does.
Now if you are a dad, and you are like my husband, you may be asking, like my husband, “Why do I have to celebrate Mother’s Day for my wife? She’s not my mother.”
The answer is simple. Mother’s Day comes before Father’s Day for a damn good reason.
And, if you are also like my husband, you won’t give much thought to what to do for Mother’s Day until the very last minute. And for you procrastinators, I have this advice.
- Keep it simple.
- Keep it fresh.
- Show some love.
If you do that, whatever the outcome will be welcomed by the mother in your life.
If you are cooking for this special mom, I’m featuring some simple recipes that anyone can make.
For breakfast, how about:
- Baked Eggs in Tomatoes
- Whole Wheat Orange Scones with Chia Seeds
- Banana-Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes
- Persian Fingerling Potato Quiche with Chives (Kookoo-yeh Sib-Zamini)
For lunch, we have:
Want to shower her with sweets? She’ll adore:
How about a toast for Mom? Bottoms up with:
Notice I am not posting dinner recipes, guys? Trust me, just take her out to some place special!
Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful moms of the world, and to the wonderful dad’s that make our job easier!