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Trying to sneak anything past my mother is incredibly hard. Even when I call my dad’s phone nine times out of ten she will pick it up to say hi or stand over his shoulder till he gives the phone up. I asked him to on the stealth mode scan me some throwback pictures as a surprise…..I can only imagine the scene my dad trying to go through photo albums without my mother inquiring why. Maybe he was able to accomplish the plan while she was at the gym. I’ll have to ask him about that.
I did realize one thing with these throw back pictures…..clearly as Mark pointed out I was a friendly looking child. I definitely wasn’t happy about my Alice and Wonderland costume probably because I wanted to wear it all day long and not take it off to bring home. Then with those fingers crossed brooding away look clearly I was up to something mischievous as always in the second pic. My mother as our Brownie’s leader because you know all that spare time with her six kids. She probably was sewing curtains while teaching us our core values. I wonder where I get my multitasking from.
I wanted to take a second and wish my mother a Happy Mother’s Day and a Happy Birthday today!! I know it is early but she is boarding a flight today to see my other sister “love the one you are with” in the words of my mother. So I wanted her to see this before she flew up with the Jerz.
Happy Mother’s Day and Birthday to my ultimate role model and moral compass. My mother who always sees the world through rose colored glasses…..like for instance yesterday when I was stuck in traffic and her response was “it’s a good time to reflect and just be with your thoughts”. Who is never a gossip because “it’s not my story to tell” and always pushing me to be fiercely independent and financially savvy. Who raised me by the motto “anyone can buy anything full price” see that is why I’m always scoping out the best deals for y’all. Side note I am cracking up….look at that car seat it looks like a glorified plastic bucket…..wow how we have come a long way hahahaha. I also hope I can remember lipstick and mascara while looking that fabulous on the way home from the hospital. Is that the van from this post?
I always said growing up I never needed a therapist because my mother was the best one around. I am the youngest of six and my mother has more wisdom than one can ever imagine. In her words “I raised 6 only children” and I can tell you that is a true statement. She is completely selfless and has devoted herself to raising 6 successful children and has been blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren.
As my sister and I always say she is the original Martha Stewart (which is probably why I can’t sew a button on a shirt but that is besides the point). I love you so much Mom and I am beyond grateful to have you as my inspiration and role model. Happy Mother’s Day to the women who always kept me “cold and tired so I couldn’t get into that much trouble“. See she strapped those little blades on me when I could start walking and threw me onto the ice. At least she helped in the beginning ;-)
Love you mom! Happy Birthday!
I also wanted to wish an early Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there especially my sister! I wrote this post forever ago about how hard it is to be a mom! I hope everyone will be spoiled accordingly xoxoxo