I hear little footsteps coming down the hall toward my bedroom. I hear excited whispers and joyous giggles. I roll over onto my back and attempt to stifle a yawn.
The kids are now right outside my bedroom door whispering amongst each other. I quickly close my eyes and pretend I’m still asleep. There is a tap on my shoulder. I peek my eyelid open just enough to see a tiny, messy hand.
“Maaaaaaammmmmaaaaa! Wake up!”, says the youngest child. I slowly open both my eyes and pretend to have a huge yawn and stretch. Lined up on my side of the bed are the five kids. The youngest, also the closest, was the one to wake me.
The twins are holding gorgeous flowers for me. The girls are carrying a tray with my breakfast and a glass of orange juice to drink. At the very end of the line is my partner, carrying the champagne that will transform that orange juice into a special occasion drink.
I say to them all, “Oh wow! Look at this! You guys brought me breakfast in bed?! How sweet!”
“Happy Mother’s Day!!”, they all shout at once as they begin to set all my goodies down. One by one, I give them hugs and kisses and tell them thank you. They slowly file back out of the room and leave me to my eating.
My partner pours the champagne in my orange juice and says “Happy Mother’s Day babe. You’re the best mom for all of us. You do so much for everyone. Today is your day! Take your time and enjoy your breakfast. After, take a nice hot bath! I’ll take the kids outside for a bit so you can enjoy some quiet. When you’re comfortable and ready to start your day, join us for some lunch! I love you!”
He kisses me on the forehead and turns to leave the room.
Now ladies, tell me, wouldn’t that make for a great start to Mother’s Day? I sure think so! Moms are always ‘go, go go!’. There is ONE DAY A YEAR dedicated to mothers. I say we should live it up!
Men, keep this in mind! Take care of your mothers on this special day. Without moms, the world would stop turning. Let your moms KNOW they are loved and appreciated this Mother’s Day.
P.S. Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14, 2017.