Monday, May 10, 2010

Mommy's Free Pass

Warning: There are a lot of "I gots" in today's post.

I got a free pass from mommy guilt and from chores.  Okay, my day was not really free from chores but my husband did forbid me from doing any that is.   I just ignored him. 

I got to sleep in.  It only happens rarely. I got to roll back over and ignore the "Mooooommmmmmmmyyyyy, I awake".  Did I feel guilty? Not a bit. 

I got my first macoroni necklace.  My husband used rubbing alcohol and food coloring to color the pasta and then let my daughter string it onto fishing line.  Let me tell you, how strong that stuff is.  I think I have finally found a necklace that Madison can't rip off my neck.

I got a picture of Caillou and his mommy covered in stickers with Emily scrawled in my husband's handwriting at the bottom.

I got homemade waffles for breakfast.  They were absolutely delicious.  Both Emmy and Madison helped me eat them.  I still had to clean up the mess but that was okay.

I got to proudly wear my macoroni necklace to Lowe's and I let my daughter wear her little army helmet which made my husband shake his head.  I reminded him that it was a day of free Mommy passes.  He retorted that I was walking with our daughter while he was pushing Madison in the stroller.

I got to watch my husband play pretend with Emily.  She wanted him to shake his pompoms.  He wanted to have a sword fight.  Guess who won?

Photo credit: Applebees

I got takeout for dinner.  Food that I didn't have to cook is a bonus whatever the day is.  I had a reuben easy on the guilt with french fries.  No talk of calories was allowed with dinner.

I got to spend a fabulous day with lots of "I gots" and not a lot "have tos".

Oh and if your wondering what my husband "got" me?

Remember these plastic charm necklaces from the 80s that were banned in some schools for being a distraction to the learning process? I better not let my daughter see these. No, he didn't get me one of these.  Something way better...

Photo credit: 80s Museum

I get to pick out a charm bracelet and charms from the local jewelers.  I can't wait to pick out my charms.  My mom used to have one that she used to let me play with.  It was lost many, many moons ago but I wish I still had it. I have always been fascinated with charm bracelets. I even had one of these prized charm necklaces as a kid.   My new bracelet will be something to pass on to my daughters or maybe even my granddaughters.  It will be a symbol of who I am and who I was. 

I'd love to hear your Mother's Day stories!  Did you do something special with your mom or someone who is like a mom to you?  Did your husband and kids do something to make your  day extra special?  Leave a comment and share.

Don't forget to visit The Scoop on Poop today where I am the guest blogger.  Read about why motherhood is perfect with all of its little imperfections.  See you there!
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MommyLovesStilettos said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous mother's day. I spent mine with my mom and sister - we had "Cinco De mama" themed everything. A Taco bar at my mom's house with Blue Melon margaritas :) It was heavenly :)

~~Lina~~ said...

Happy Mothers day.
I now follow you back.

Melanie said...

Stopping by from SITS> Love your mother's day post :). I used to wear those charm neclaces back in the 80's, those things were awesome!! LOL. My favorite mother's day gift is sleeping in. That is all I ever ask for!!


J. L. W. said...

Cinco de Mama sounds like fun! Sleeping in in our house is certainly a luxury-one that I enjoyed immensely yesterday!

Daisygirl said...

Your day sounds fabulous! Love all the pictures! I so remember that plastic charm bracelet and I remember most of those charms!!!

It should be Mothers day everyday!

My day was very nice it was a big birthday party and Mothers day celebration. It was my bday, my daughters, and my brothers! Needless to say we had a blast!

Lourie said...

I got pancakes and hot chocolate.
I got a snow globe(I have started a collection) and The Princess Bride on Blu-Ray
I got dinner made for me. Clean up was so so. I waited til this morning to clean.

I got to do nothing. And it was great. I do think we need that more than once a year. ;)

The Drama Mama said...

Well, my day started off later then I anticipated, due to me refusing to get up, LOL. Once I finally rolled out of bed, I enjoyed a solo shower, full of really HOT water (meaning no one else had showered before me for a change). We found a place to eat breakfast, but that wasn't particularly interesting (service left something to be desired). GC did NOT take the day off, deciding to do a very small "30 minutes TOP!!" job for a customer, leaving me in the car, at the customer's house, with both kids. FOR 2 HOURS. Yes. I kid you not, LOL. Luckily Jellybean was in a good mood and helped entertain Scooby, and played with my hair (something I LOVE but she outgrew), so it was not entirely lost.

Dinner went pretty well too, since I just pretty much sat back and let him be MOM for the day.

I'll tell you a secret. GC couldn't handle them for 2 hours alone, even though I threatened to do it to him on Father's Day. Thanks again for guest blogging at my place today.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

WHat a fantastic day you had!!!! Also, your guest post was absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

Everyday Kathy said...

Your guest post over at The Scoop on Poop was great!

I just gave up a bit of perfection myself!

Sounds like a great Mother's day too!

J. L. W. said...

Thanks everyone!

I have to agree that we need more than one Mother's Day a year. How about a Mother Appreciation Day in August right before the kids go back to school? I have a feeling most moms could use it by then after having the kids home all summer.

blueviolet said...

Your day was fantastic!!! That fishing line will slice your head off before it breaks so be careful! LOL

Do show us the charm bracelet you pick out!

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! Happy mother's day!!

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