Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Five Minutes

Mothers day was almost a month ago and I am just now posting the blog draft I had started. I really don't know what happened to my time, I think it had something to do with sick kids and then who knows. My husband totally surprised me on my big day with flowers. Normally he would ignore the day like all other holidays, but I was having a particularly difficult time dealing with the children and to top it off I was crying over a kids book that arrived in a surprise parcel from my mom. She sent a card/ note, a refrigerator magnet, some stickers for the boys, and one of my favorite books from childhood.
I loved the illustrations as a child and still find them delightful , but the story got to me in a way that I hadn't expected. Mrs. Large (elephant mama) is wanting a bit of time for herself so she attempts a bath, but her kids follow her and destroy everything. It is funny and horrifically true. I was crying at the end. It was so damn cute like my kids, but just awful. Seriously, I used to have time to take baths, read books, work on projects, eat a warm breakfast, and finish a cup of tea while it was still hot. That was in the past. I deal with all this and more because my boys are worth it, but it seems a bit insane at times.     

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I thought you had abandoned your blog a long time ago and I was trying to organize my favorites when I stumbled upon this. I know it was 3 months ago but I totally relate and I hope you feel better now. I personally feel that baths are overrated (I have a Jacuzzi in my new home, used it once!), but hot tea... a girl needs her hot tea!