2. In the same vein, make dining reservations ahead of time. Why I thought walking into a restaurant with a party of 8 without reservations was a good idea is beyond me?
3. Grocery shop ahead of time. Keeping things in the fridge, just in case, is always a good idea.
4. In the event your mom and sister and other family members decide to walk in the Susan Komen Breast Cancer walk on Mother's Day morning, don't expect them to arrive anytime earlier then noon. 10:30 am? Yeah, right! What says mother's day better then traffic? Just ask my dad.
5. Send Mother's day cards preferably the Wednesday before. In doing this, it prevents great grandmothers confusing cards as being theirs. My poor grandmom thought the card my girls made for my mom was hers because my mom accidentally left it a bag she shared with her. My mom then didn't have the heart to tell her it wasn't hers. Meanwhile, she'll receive the exact same card except with the name "Mommom" on teh front tomorrow via US postal service.
6. Grilling on the patio is an acceptable way to celebrate, even if it's hot dogs.
7. Just because it's Mother's day, don't expect your children to act any differently or nap well.
8. However, do expect your husband to let you sleep in! (Thanks Bry!)
9. You will cry, probably more then once. This year it was a "Happy Mother's Day" as soon as I made it down the stairs, and reading the message inside a card from Bry.
That's all I got! I was trying for ten things, but I'm done, finished, stick a fork in me! Maybe it's all the time prepping for Mother's day with homemade gifts and cards, or perhaps it's the residual effects of Fresh Beat from yesterday. All I do know, is it's Mother's day night and Bry and I are waiting for dinner to be delivered.
Aha! I got it,
10. There's no right or wrong dinner on Mother's Day, (Chinese anyone?) The only wrong in my book is me cooking!
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, grandmas, step moms, godmoms, & moms to be!