Monday, May 12, 2014
This year I forgot that it's only a semi-holiday and treated it like Thanksgiving or Christmas: the whole day was booked from beginning to end and it was more like Mother's-Day-Friday-Saturday-Sunday instead of just a 24 hour affair. When I told Chad what our plans were, he asked me what the heck I had been thinking. He said something along the lines of, "What the heck? Don't you just want to chill out on that day?" To which I answered, "Yes, I do want to chill out - with our moms while you do all the work and I drink!" It was fair, it was fair.
Anyhoo, it was so much fun! On Saturday evening I took off for a massage (by Louis, the sports therapist, deep tissue massage specialist...), and then I was left alone for a whole 2 hours to relax! It was beautiful... Yes it was. In the morning Chadly made our yearly French toast, strawberry fabulousness, then we hung out at home for a little bit drinking tons of coffee. After a bit, I started making the quiche I was bringing over to my parents' house for brunch with the fam and we all got ready. Get this: everyone got dressed harmoniously and we left on time! I know - it was a Mother's Day miracle. No shouting or being rushed - I have no idea what came over us.
After a few hours of hanging out poolside, we headed back to her homestead and had pizza, wings and fried zucchini - I'll tell you what: Mother's Day is a very healthy holiday. All of a sudden we realized that it was already 8:00 so we headed home, totally exhausted from a day well spent.
Now that Carts and Kots are a bit older, or out of the baby stages, I should say, I realize how incredibly partner-esque they are to me. Without even noticing, they somehow have become these little buddies to me and to each other. This will probably not always be the case, but as of right now I feel like being their mom is so easy most of the time. They know the rules and if they break them they get either a 2 or a 4 minute time out, but all the rest of the time we're just having a blast together, whether it's the three of us or if Chad is hanging at home. It's really very cool. I find myself missing the hard work of having a new baby, but also thinking about the future potential of these two growing up in such a harmonious environment. "Stress" seems to be such something of the past, save the rare babysitting need. It's a pretty awesome feeling! I mean, why give into a negative emotion when they're sitting there smiling at you, old enough and capable to go to the pool with just the three of us (aka, me without another helping adult)? So for the moment, I'm sort of feeling like we've got "it" down - for the moment, at least.
Anyway, good feelings, good feelings.
Posted by Nicole Cisneros at 4:03 PM