Monday, May 12, 2008

My Mother's Day!

Well, I had a very relaxing and great day yesterday!
We started the day getting ready for church. One of my Mother's Day presents came during that time. See, I have one child who is notorious for crying and screaming and flinging out while she gets her hair brushed (she is 6 years old by the way). Every day it is a battle and every day I contemplate SHAVING HER HEAD!!
Well, yesterday morning, I told her that my favorite Mother's Day present from her would be silence and stillness while I fixed her hair for church. IT WORKED!! She actually stood there quietly and didn't even flinch. What she doesn't know is that now I KNOW she can do it!
Anyhow, the day went on and we went to church and the kids all made cute little things for me in their classes. The girls made me tissue paper flowers and Jordan answered questions about me to his teacher. Here are his answers:

My mommy's name is "Cassie" (oh, what a smart boy!)
My mommy is "48" years old (he doesn't know what he is talking about. Maybe he is a little slow)
My mommy's favorite food is "the chicken I don't like" (this is him making a point that he doesn't like any food I set in front of him)
My mommy's favorite thing to do is "cook" (are we sure he is talking about HIS mom :)

Then, we went to my parents and the men of the family took over. They cooked us salmon on the grill. This was especially exciting for me because we rarely buy salmon any more due to the rising costs. I LOVE salmon and this was a special treat for me. The guys were completely in charge of feeding the children, cooking and cleaning up! It was awesome.
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing while the kids swam and playing cards.
I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day as well. I would like to start a petition that Mother's Day come more than once a year. What do you think?


Tammy said...

I think it should be Mother's Day at least once a week.

Danette said...

Could someone pummel thhis woman with marshmallows, for having such a good day. Actually I am jealous. glad your was a good one. Not that mine was a bad one, but I would have liked a bit more pampering. Skip the flowers and my dishes, fold my laundry, that makes me happy!

Andrea said...

Oh WOW! What a great day! What a wonderful group of dads to do this for the moms. '
I glad you all had such a good time.


Dette said...

Ooh - I am right there with you. We should be able to take a break at LEAST once a week. ;)

Happy (Belated) Mother's Day!

Sarah said...

What a great day! I have a hair-brushing screamer, too. I've found that if I let her face me and hug me while I'm brushing, the pain mysteriously gets better :-)

Jess said...

I will sign it...where is the list. Anyday having the guys take over is great! what a great idea suggesting Salmon, we had really been wanting that.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


I think I read that advice on your blog. I tried it with this one and she pushed me away and crossed her arms. Oh well, worth a try.


Billie said...

sounds like a great day! it would be nice to be treated as a queen several times a year!