First of all, go look here, to see what a difference a year makes!
And then have a look at this picture, taken about 15 minute ago, on our way home from lunch at my folks’.
I mean, it’s hardly a post-worthy picture. But that is what motherhood looks like for me this year: Madeline not sitting very lady-like and with a face covered with “chicken pox”-hearts which she gave herself this morning at church, Luke trying to crawl out of the picture, and me holding Olivia, and holding, and holding, because she’s so overtired– the poor girl was up from 8:30am to 2:30pm today. That’s the longest stint she’s been awake ever!
Nothing much “special” going on today. The usual early to church bit (Madeline asked last night if we could skip church so we could have a big breakfast. Which is funny because I’ve been craving a big hashbrown, eggs, and bacon breakfast all weekend. Too bad it didn’t happen.) Then we had lunch with my family. And now Olivia’s sleeping. Marc and the kids are outside fixing up the deck and playing, respectively. And I’m in my “house pants” and am going to do the thing I’ve asked to be able to do for every Mother’s Day since I’ve been a mother: have a day to clean and organize the house! I can’t wait. So I guess I better get at it!
Happy Mother’s Day!