I'm a person who likes holidays and celebrations. I used to be too lazy, but then we had a baby. So now things are more fun if they are a Big Deal. (We did skip Easter, though, since we were in Ireland, I was sick and wasn't sure where to procure dairy-free candy for her.)
Still, we're having a pretty chill Mother's Day. It's gorgeous outside so we're sitting out on the deck, with T in her inflatable "crab pool", the best $20 we ever spent at Target. It's starting its third year of use now!
I might be one of the few mamas out there who likes to have a big chunk of "alone time" on Mother's Day. TJ took T out to a playground this morning and I used the time to do a bunch of house stuff that was bugging me. I feel much better now :)
Later today we'll drop off T at my parents' place. I'm not yet sure what our plans are for that time but some of that will be in my craft room. I'm really looking forward to that.
There are all kinds of stupid "mommy wars" conversations going on in Internet-land as well as print media and they're pissing me off enough that I'm making a conscious effort to disengage and remind myself that my parenting philosophy is essentially MYOB - Mind Your Own Business.
I don't care what other people are doing. I can't. Life is too short and this work is hard enough.
And with that, all you mamas out there, have a Happy Mother's Day in whatever manner you'd like to spend it!