Mothers’ Day is very very dumb, but…
Oh, I had a nice day!
Slept until 10 (10?). Yes, 10!Â
NYTimes on the couch, and coffee NOT made by me.Â Brought to me in a cup. Sweet homemade card. Muffin.
Picnic at the park. Kids on swings. Blanket in the sun.
TV on the couch during naptime. Hubby and I zoning out.Â
Dinner at the new Mexican place.Â Yummy brisket and guac and margaritas.
Banana split! From the new place nearby.Â Watching Mose dig in.Â Feeding Lew bits of banana with drips of sweet.
And now, quiet house, at a reasonable time.
I am lucky, lucky lucky.Â And though I am lucky everyday, I am also distracted by so many little tasks everyday, and I am often frustrated by the lack of thank yous everyday (nobody says “thank you for wiping my ass” or “thank you for mashing my pears”).Â It’s nice to feel focused on my herd, thanked by the members of my wonderful filthy herd.
It’s nice to be present, able to see the lucky through the diapers and dishes.
If you are feeling unlucky, I’m sorry to gloat.Â I don’t mean to rub my good fortune in.Â I just mean to be extremely grateful, now when eveything has this golden sheen.