We’ve had a great day! We actually went out to eat with both my mother and grandmother today, which I never get to do anymore. My mom didn’t get her present today – Noah and I are taking her to P.F. Chang’s in Birmingham on Tuesday as her gift. She had been wanting to try it for awhile, so when is there going to be a more perfect time?
I love my mother, but she is, quite probably, the most difficult person to shop for on the face of this planet. I’ve given up on buying her gifts that sit, in their package, in the corner of her bedroom. If you think I’m lying, I’ll refer you to several years ago when she actually told our hairdresser (we had the same one at the time) what to tell me she wanted. Of course, I bought what the hairdresser told me…some kind of blowdryer/curling iron thing. To this day, it sits in the original plastic packaging in her bedroom. See why I’ve given up?
That being said, she is so difficult to shop for because she usually spends anything we give her (as far as gift cards/money goes) on us. My mother is the type that would do absolutely anything for her children, and I am so completely lucky to have her. So, if buying her gifts is the most challenging thing I ever have do deal with out of her, I’m ok with that!
This is the first type of Mother’s Day I’ve had like this. In the past, it’s been completely about celebrating my mother and grandmothers. I’ve never really had one where I felt like I should be on the other side. Let me preface this by saying that we are IN NO WAY ready for children yet…mentally or financially. I want to bring our children into a home where we are completely ready to be the best parents possible, and it’s just not the time yet. But that doesn’t mean I dont want them.
There’s something about being married for a couple of years that just sends you into baby fever overload. I love planning what I’ll do when I have them – picking out clothes, nursery decoration (more on that later in the week), what we’ll do together. I’m a teacher, so naturally I think about things we could do to make them the best little people they can be.
But it’s not time yet, and I know that. We’ve got a lot of living to do before kids, and I’m being perfectly honest when I say I’m ok with that. We have so many places to travel, things to see and do before babies are the center of our lives. I know that, one day, I’ll look back on this time in our lives and long for the “just us” days. So, for right now, this guy is the only baby I’ll need.
PS – You know those poor flowers that were all but dead last night? Look at them now!
Festivus Mother’s Day miracle!
Happy Mother’s Day Momma – I love you!
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