Does your family have a Mother’s Day ritual? Ours goes something like this:
- Kids make Mother’s Day cards in class at school. Acrostic poems (M- Marvelous! O- Outstanding! T- Terrific! etc.) are usually involved.
- In days leading up to Mother’s Day, kids threaten to not give me said Mother’s Day cards because I won’t let them have the computer/iPad/TV/popsicle/pet cat.
- The Saturday before Mother’s Day, I make pancakes with powdered sugar and all is forgiven.
- GAME TIME: Mother’s Day morning, I get to sleep in. But the sound of little voices and giggles from the kitchen, followed by lots of shushing, wakes me.
- The family surprises me with breakfast in bed** (and probably flowers this year).
- Mother’s Day is declared a Day of Rest for Mommy, including cooking or cleaning of any kind.
- I cook a meal or do some laundry at some point.
- I stare at my kids all day and wonder what I ever did to get to be their mommy.
We don’t do gifts, or Pinterest-worthy productions, but I still look forward to our humble little tradition every year. Whether you go all out or keep it simple at home, may your Mother’s Day this year be filled with gratitude, joy, and quality time spent that energizes you and feeds your soul.
**So going back to that whole breakfast in bed thing: Should your kids and husband need some guidance, it couldn’t hurt to go with a mommy and me theme. Here are my favorites for a fun Mother’s Day breakfast, or any day. Links to original posts with ingredient lists are below.
*apple ingredients: apple, almond butter, honeydew (leaves), mini chocolate chip (apple seeds)
** rainbow fruit ingredients: strawberries, mangoes, bananas, kiwi