Mother’s Day, My Kids Don’t Know Me Well

I give Mother’s Day a bit more stock then just a Hallmark created scam. It’s my job. I don’t get raises or an awards ceremony so Mother’s Day is a day I choose to bask in my achievements as a mom. And for a person who thrives on verbal confirmations Mother’s Day is a TREASURE!

I’ve found that in order to get what you want from your husband you have to lay out your expectations because he isn’t a mind reader or very good at unscrambling puzzles. So this year I let him know that I wanted a new chain for a necklace and a coffee. That’s it. I got my coffee but was reminded that my Vitamix was my birthday, Mother’s Day and possibly Christmas gift. I get it, the Vitamix wasn’t cheap. The coffee and a nice card from Scott made me happy.

I also got a cute card from Merrick. Inside was a poem with his hand print. The poem was about one day in the future I would miss his small hand print on the windows and doors. I don’t think he knows me well. I’m sure one day I’ll miss his small hands that fit so perfectly in my palm but NOT the marks they leave on the windows and walls.


Barrett made me a little booklet titled “I Know My Mom Best”. No he doesn’t. He clearly showed that with me on a scale…Image

Me cooking while he yelled from the other room “Hurry Up!” and I answer with a smile on my face “OK!” It would not play out that way EVER!


And him thinking my favorite thing for him to do is to tickle me. He must have suffered a slight concussion at recess the day they made this pamphlet.  Overall I loved their gifts. But same as Scott having to be told what I like I laid it out for the kids too. I told Barrett how I would have answered some of his questions. He told me he was in a hurry. Yep, I could tell. Kierran however takes the cake of least thoughtful gift. He made this gift while I made breakfast and answered Mother’s Day texts. You drop your guard and get what you get. Image

Would I change a minute of it? Yes, I would now that I’m blogging, looking at the mess still laying on the floor in the kitchen while the other two are outside waiting for me to play. I’d be very happy to twitch my nose, the mess all picked up and me already. I’d twitch again and clone myself so one could be online shopping spending my gift cards and the other me outside picking up sticks for our bonfire 🙂 A very Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and family members. May your day bring on a reflection of your successes and your kids delight you with their childhood hallucinations.

Voo Doo Magic

For the last couple weeks Kierran has been a sick pup. He had a cold that had him badly congested. One morning he woke with his eyes glued closed with gunk and splotches of red in one eye. I took him to the Dr to see if he had pink eye which he did and the Dr suggested giving him benadryl to help clear his nose up. The eye drops and benadryl got him in great condition for his first birthday on Sunday! Image

Then come Tuesday his cold came back with a vendetta. After spending way to much time on WebMD I thought he had pneumonia or meningitis. I didn’t rush off to the Dr because it’s a running joke with me and those close to me that you can look up cold symptoms and find out you’re dying of the plague. Which did happen to my friend Sabrina. She’s still alive.  That website it horrible however I always go back to it. A lot like those AM radio stations. Coast to Coast gets me all the time!

I did my best to look at the situation through new eyes and thought I had legitimate claims to take him back in to the Dr. When they asked what was wrong I held my tongue about the WebMD diagnosis. I made a clear list of all his symptoms so I wouldn’t get distracted. The Dr took one look into his ears and said “WOW! That’s a bad ear infection. Yep, in both ears. The left one is worse but the right one isn’t to far away. It’s the type of ear infection I wish I had a med student with me to look at. They are very inflamed and filled with puss. Poor guy.”

WHAT! Do you remember the post just a month ago about the lady outside of Freds? OMG I’m positive she walked into the store and made a voodoo doll of my son and poked toothpicks into his ears! Even though that evil lady sabotaged my 3 for 3 no ear infection streak she wasn’t able to keep my little guy from smiling through the pain. My apologies for the blurred photos. My phone doesn’t take the best pictures.