Monday, May 9, 2011

It Went Well

Much to my surprise, Mother's Day went great.  Considering we thought we might have to cancel our plans, since my mother in law went to the ER on Saturday evening, we were shocked we didn't have to spend the day at the hospital.  She's fine, still a little weak, but otherwise ok.  She's a pretty tough ol' lady.  She can still run circles around me and she's old enough to be my mother!  She's a force to be reckoned with... reckon I'll pass.  I've suffered plenty of her butt kicking over the past 35 years.  The target may be larger, but I try to keep it covered.

My sweet daughter helped me get the food in order. (Bless you!)  We ate, chatted, I held the baby... lots, sat outside and sweltered, some had after dinner coffee, some had wine.  The baby had liquid gold, (breast milk) which he shared with me, (reflux) several times.  He's very generous that way.  I tried to convince him I didn't need it, to keep it for himself.  No way, he insisted on sharing.  Shares with anyone close.  He shared a couple of other things, too, I'll spare you the details, but... I swear I was careful and didn't pinch ANYTHING.

A little later, with bellies full, my mother in law and I, opened our cards.  My youngest son, the ever witty, thoughtful, ingenious person he is, handed me a book.  Upon first glance, I thought for sure it was specially made. (he does things like that)  It truly looks like it has tape on the front.








See, doesn't that look handmade?  I was so excited, UNTIL I OPENED IT!  Much to my chagrin, this book is filled with pages that require the owner to basically destroy the book.  The book my Son gave me, for Mother's Day.  Just look at a couple of the pages...





To top it off, he put a message inside...


This MUST be a test!  He knows how OCD/uptight/anal, I am.  He expects me to cut loose and destroy this book AND give it back to him as proof I could do it!  To think I gave birth to all 9 pounds, 3 ounces of him and that I could intentionally destroy something he gave me!!!   I've got a newsflash for him... IT AIN'T HAPPENING, MISTER!

My daughter, on the other hand, gave me a rose.  It was one of her roses that adorned my header, when I first started this blog.  She specifically said it's a "Sarcastic Granny" rose.  Yes, it will wither and die, but it won't be because I destroyed it on purpose.  Smart girl, she knows not to mess with my two remaining brain cells.  She will need a sitter, at some point.

 

26 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

Awww....bless their hearts. And glad your mother in law is out of the hospital. So glad you had a good Mother's Day!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Sounds like ya'll had a great day!
The rose looks good against that rock.
The book? It is sure funny and a head scratcher.
But it will be something talked about for years to come I am sure!

Marlene said...

So glad your m-i-l is doing ok.....now I did have to chuckle at your son's gift, however. Come on, you can do it! Think of how much fun it would be to do all that....then give it to him at Christmas with a note saying you'd like it restored, and returned to you the following Mother's Day! HA HA HA.

P.S. Daughters and roses....sweet! (Liquid gold from babies, not so much.)

middle child said...

OMG! I love the book! Love it! Your son is awesome and please, please try to do and complete it for him. See...the stuff in that book is stuff I do regularly. The Grandkids love it and laugh hysterically. My daughter? Not so much. She has, in fact, grounded me. I would love this book to give to my EXTREEMLY OCD DIL. Glad you had a wonderful day. (in fact, could you have your son e-mail me as to where he got the book? My DIL's b-day is in July.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Glad you had a good Mother's Day l that your mother in law is doing fine. I've seen that book before but the first time I've seen the inside. Glad you didn't do any pinching either. LOL

Jimmy said...

Sounds like you had a great day, I can see that you will have the last laugh on your son whether he thinks so or not Ha Ha

Jenner said...

I've heard of that book! It actually looks like a lot of fun to me... a good stress reliever! And I'm glad to hear that your grandson got away unscathed. ;)

Gigi said...

Give him the book back at Christmas - untouched - with a note that says you would like it back for your birthday in the same condition.

Lori G said...

Aw, what a beautiful day You had! Spit up...I mean... sharing & all. Glad MIL is okay. Not hard to see, at all, why your kids Love You So. As far as "the book", Love it!....Do It! You won't regret it, I promise.
<3

Georgina Dollface said...

Good to hear that your M-I-L is doing better now.
I love the concept behind that book your son gave you! Like you, I would really have to work at tearing up the book. I have a hard time writing in all my pretty journals (My inner critic tells me "I'm not worthy", "I'll ruin the pages", "The things I have to say and doodle don't matter" blah blah blah.)I have to really work at using the pretty stuff every day. Sounds like your son knows you really well. Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day! - G

Pat Tillett said...

It sounds like you had a good Mother's Day!
And no pinching was done....LOL!
The book is pretty cool, I hand't seen one until just now.
Have a great week!

blueviolet said...

Your kids gave you wonderful things, and I'm glad you enjoyed lots of snuggle time with the baby!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

glad your mother in law is out of the hospital. wishing her a speedy recovery.

i'm also glad to hear that you had a great day with your family.

hugs!
betty xx

kisses to the baby!!

Copyboy said...

That sounds like a creative 'n cute mommy's day.

Karen said...

OMG I love that book! Must have one for my M-I-L!!!... Where can I find it???....

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fun day! Except for the book, I'm with you!

parenting ad absurdum said...

Sweet! Glad your mom-in-law is feeling better, and so cute that the baby was trying to share with you ;).

Ms. A said...

PAA, not exactly cute, more like messy.

Ms. A said...

PAA, I can't comment to the PI site, without providing my life history and a credit card number.(joking) They need to make it simple, for simple people.

Ally said...

sounds like a very nice mother's day :) good to hear your mother-in-law is okay.

The Blue Zoo said...

That book is amazingly awesome! Really, its so cool. And the rose is very pretty. =)

So. Cal. Gal said...

I know about the sharing of the liquid gold. Fortunately, I handed my nephew over before he could share it with me. His other aunt, on the other hand? Not so much. Bwahaha!

I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day! And, having as many brothers as I do...boys DO give gifts like that.

Yum-Yum said...

We think that's the coolest book EVAH! and we offer our "Guinea Pig Book Chew & Poo" services at a discount rate, seeing as how it was Mother's Day and all...awwww, we loves so much we'd eat it and poo it back out for FREE!

Ms. A said...

Yum Yum, if I can't destroy it, I'm certainly not going to let you. No thanks. Go nibble on Moms house shoe.

Shrinky said...

Oh, I am with you on that anal thing, I feel a nervous twitch coming on just looking at that book! Sounds like you had a perfect day, liquid gold n'all!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

It sounds like it was a lovely family day: ) Glad the MIL was ok too!