I got a kick out of my niece and nephew this weekend. You see my sister was talking politics with her husband in the kitchen when all of a sudden her 6 year old daughter Addie said, "Mitt Mommy will you please get me some milk?" Her older brother then followed up with, "What about Omama?" He them tried to make a name out of Newt Gingrich to which his Mom explained he was no longer in the race. Her son then said "OK Mom Paul".
My sister and I could've seen a potential Saturday Night Live skit out of those play on words...her kids are brilliant.
How was your weekend with all of the mothering business going on? I'm going to keep it real and say that one of the best gifts I received was my husband taking the boys on an a camping trip...way better than the chocolate covered strawberries. Sunday then brought breakfast in bed (in which I had to get back into bed and pretend I hadn't already been up preparing to have our family to church by 8am). It was worth all of the effort because the kids got to sing to the mothers and I felt really good about them and my opportunity to raise them. I love celebrating woman who mother in all different capacities. I remember years past feeling either sad that I could not have kids or guilty that I wasn't doing a good enough job ONCE they did decide to make all of their appearances at the same time. This year I was determined to not let any deterrents get in the way of absolutely having a pleasant Mothers Day...and phew it worked!!!
In my opinion women and mothers are the secret weapon to having a really good society to live in...
Oh and guess what finally went to the upholsterers shop.? Yep the below two twin headboards that will be converted to a daybed with a trundle for the girls room. It really helps to have friends who have the same aesthetic that can send pictures via the cell phone to alert on good looking bargains around town. The headboards were acquired for $25 from a local consignment shop. Do you ever shop the consignment shops? Sometimes they can be cheaper than the thrift stores these days.
The above picture was taken right before swim lessons and I must note an upholsterer's shop is not a place for 3 shirtless four year old boys in their swim trunks..or maybe not for 3 four year old boys ever,