Sunday, May 28, 2023

Mother's Day!! (observed!)

We celebrated Mother's Day today as I was in England on the actual day. All day long At/Nu/Big A would say "Happy Mother's Day!" And then add sotto voce--"observed!"--as though they were reading off a calendar. Perhaps you had to be there, but it was low key hilarious. 

It was a Happy Mother's Day for me. We made breakfast tacos, which turned out delicious (At and Big A took some leftovers for later). At and Nu helped me dig up and plant some redbud saplings that L gave me and then we all worked in the garden as has become our custom. At and Nu put the new garden chairs together, Huck climbed on top of the picnic table to sun herself as she always does, and Max followed me around as I weeded and puttered and then flopped into the grass by my feet to nap. When the chairs were built (hi-jinks and a few YouTube videos were involved), we picnicked with lemonade and donuts. Nu and Huck headed back inside and I had a lovely heart-to-heart with my eldest while Max napped on my feet. 

Pic: The kids with me before card, presents, and heading outside...

 

4 comments:

Nicole MacPherson said...

Well that sounds like a pretty perfect day to me! All of that sounds wonderful, and I am smiling at the "observed."
Great photo of all of you!

Gillian said...

Happy observed mother's day.

StephLove said...

It's sweet you got a Mother's Day do-over. And given your family's love of celebrations, not at all surprising.

maya said...

Thank you, Nicole, Gillian, and StephLove!
Nicole--I'm glad the joke worked for you.
StephLove--I mean... lest you think it happened spontaneously... I'd decreed the celebration date before I left for the UK!

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