Sunday, May 10, 2009
Not Me Monday #6 - Happy Mother's Day
After a few weeks' departure from Not Me! Monday posting, I am in need of the therapy that Not Me! posting provides once again. And so I present to you all the events that most certainly did not happen to me this past week
It was not me that drove cheerfully to music practice last Monday while singing silly children's songs at the top of my lungs to the current favorite CD. Oh no, not me! Especially not when I had NO KIDS in the car with me. . .
On Tuesday, my kiddies did not run giddily around the post office, giggling and testing out people's post office boxes to see if they opened. Ha! I train my children better than that, you see, and so of course it wasn't me staring balefully at the man who suggested that they "laugh a little more quietly."
On Wednesday, I did not count off the number of children that had come to PeeWee Club, realize that we had TWENTY-TWO preschoolers that night, and then briefly consider making a run for it. Oh no, not me! And for the PeeWee's delicious and nutritious snack, I did not serve up large marshmallows with pretzel sticks and instruct the little terrors to make marshmallow sheep with them. "All we like sheep have gone astray..."
I did not spend two very sleepless nights watching over my little Mikester while he suffered through a bout of croup. I did not anxiously run him to the doctor in the first opening they had that day. I was not in the slightest tempted to leave the other two happy monsters in the van while I took him in to see the doctor (ok, don't get all up in arms - just joking! but have you ever taken a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and an 8 month old to a tiny doctor's office and tried to focus on ust one child?)
I did not squeal giddily when I received a beautiful and absolutely unique necklace from my kiddies for Mother's Day. I did not watch my kiddies all day and think that even in their most obnoxious moments that I was the happiest and luckiest mom in the world.
I didn't even get a chance to take my daughter to Starbucks, order a hot chocolate and coffee respectively, and share a sinfully delicious slice of Godiva chocolate cheesecake with her. (Nope, not me, you all know how I hate to share!)
Ahh, the not me! therapy is so rejuvenating! I am so content and happy as a momma right now. Hope you all had a fantastic Mother's Day and a Happy Mother's Day to my mom! Mom, you are the best - I realize it more and more each year as I struggle to navigate the torrid waters of parenting. How on earth did you do it? Thank you for introducing me to God, books, and crafts. :) Gabi, David, and Michael say "Happy Mother's Day" to their grammy. Gabi wants you to know that she still likes green and that she hopes she can play Cooties again with you soon. David says "Love you Grammy! Grammy is in the picture!" and Michael is mostly just smiling. :)
Happy Mother's Day!