Monday, May 14, 2012

The Double Edge Sword of Mother's Day

Good morning, friends! How was your weekend? Did you mommies out there get to have a nice Mother's Day? Mine started out with breakfast in bed made by this wonderful guy.

Afterwards, we loaded up the car with boys and decor magazines and headed to the beach.
With some help from the Sun Kissed Boys, Sun Kissed Husband, made breakfast, packed lunches, loaded/unloaded the car, bathed and put the kids to bed. Sounds wonderful, right?! Well, I can't lie. It was. I didn't have to do much all day. 
Buuuut the aftermath is what it's difficult. Think of it as being gone from the office an entire day and when you get back to work, the in-box is overflowing. Except my in-box is a laundry basket (actually laundry "floor" since that's where all the dirty clothes & towels seem to be). My in-box is also a sink-full of dirty dishes, messy table and counter tops, and a playroom with too many toys!


After almost 18 years of marriage, I've, reluctantly, come to realize that my husband and I see messes differently. In all fairness we had a "dump-and-go" weekend. I call that when we are running from one event to the other and we just stop by the house to dump off things from the previous event, change clothes, and go to the next one.

I could sit here and whine about how I wish that on top of having a fun-filled day I also wish that all the chores would have gotten done; but that's unrealistic so I might as well shut it. Instead, I'll think about the smiling faces that greeted me for breakfast, the laughter I heard in between the crashing waves, and the loving man that kissed me goodnight. 

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9 Sunny Notes:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

my husband folds our laundry all the time anyhow- i don't do laundry unless forced. :) but he was good yesterday0 he let me me work, go for a long walk, while he managed the kids for the most part, made sure they picked up the playroom, and i had TIME. and he knew with the rain coming i needed to spend the day working outside. it was glorious. but your day sounds glorious, too- just a different kind!

Renee said...

Your inbox sounds a lot like my inbox...sans the dirty dishes. Loads of laundry being done right now!

{northern cottage} said...

sounds like a very FULL weekend! thought you might like this little print we whipped up! http://www.northerncottage.net/2012/05/home-is-where-your-mom-is.html

remember to savor the moments you get to have! xo

www.NorthernCottage.net

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

I'd pick the beach over dishes and laundry any day!! your boys are adorable. glad you had a nice mothers day.

Cocaine Princess said...

So beautiful. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

Holly said...

Sounds like a really nice Mothers Day ... but I'm sorry you had to deal with the aftermath! As you know, I can relate. I ended up running to Publix for a frozen meal for dinner after the boys were in bed and to pick up some things we needed for the house. Ah well. The beach was nice, and what a score that you also got to read decor mags! Happy Mothers Day to you.

Ceci Reyes Blanco said...

I wonder if you REALLY know how talented a writer you are. That last sentenced did me in. So sweet! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Teachinfourth said...

There are days that I envy you in the fact that the beach is so close to you.

I hope the messes were finally taken care of.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It sounds like an ideal Mother's Day~except for the fact that your maid didn't show up. :)