Sunday, May 8, 2011

I've got a Mother's Day hangover

Mother's Day isn't even over and I'm already bummed about returning to reality.

Today, I was on the mellow side. I had stuff on my mind; Max's cerebral palsy is causing some trouble (more on that tomorrow), and I also kept thinking about my dad. My mom hadn't wanted to hang—she is anti Mother's Day hoopla, whereas I am fully in favor of having my family worship me.

Saturday afternoon, Dave sent flowers, and I have no idea how he figured out I wanted pink peonies. Last night, we hung out and watched the Lady Gaga concert, and I felt about ninety five years old.

Today, we planted more vegetables in the garden that Maxsutawney Phil will surely enjoy. Max also played softball on his team —!!! (pics coming soon).

I begged the kids to let me get just one shot of them together, I hardly have any.

As good as it gets.

Later, we had our first BBQ of the season in which we barbecued spaghetti, per Max's request. (I sneak-cooked it in the kitchen while he was outside, then wrapped it in tin foil and threw it on the barbecue.) The rest of us had steak/veggie kabobs, salmon and asparagus.

Happily, Max did not ask to barbecue chocolate ice-cream. Instead, he insisted on taking me to Cold Stone Creamery because he is good-hearted that way.

Right before bed, presents.

Flowers from Sabrina.

An Andy Warhol-esque photo collage from Max...

...and a purple-esque butterfly.

A card from Sabrina...

...along with her list of Top 10 Reasons Why I Love My Mom, which her teacher transcribed. I wonder what the woman thought of #9, where Sabrina claimed I helped her clean the house. If that didn't make the teacher alert the authorities, #8 probably did: "I love my mom when she makes me laugh by stepping on me." Sometimes, when Sabrina is lounging on the floor, I'll put my foot on her belly and tickle her. For the record, I do not actually step on her. Happily, Sabrina did not mention the part where I pretend to sit on her.

They're coming to get me. Meanwhile, I hope you were properly worshipped on Mom's Day!


  1. I just realized I'd better "mom" my hubby to bed since he has to get up in 5 hours to get ready for for now I'll leave my response at ::HUG::

  2. "I love my mom when she makes me laugh by stepping on me."
    Hilarious. I can't wait to hear what comes out of my kids' mouths.
    Happy mom's day! Take the hair of the dog that bit you (i.e. cuddles) and you'll feel better.

  3. Teachers totally take classes in how to figure out when kids are explaining stuff incorrectly, as opposed to telling real tales of abuse. Right? I have new found respect for child services workers, in how they manage to decipher what is *real* abuse and what is just kids not explaining stuff correctly.

  4. LOL...I doubt CPS will be in your doorstep anytime soon. It took another 5 years or so for them to show up after my oldest son told his teacher (for a project)"I love my dad because he lets me do dangerous things". Just waiting for my youngest to announce that mom "bites my butt to wake me up". For the record, I fake bite him over his undies to irritate him when he doesn't want to wake up ( I also lick his belly or his cheek--the things we do to sensory kids...)

  5. Okay, completely unrelated to much other than your garden but you may need this with a new "friend" in your backyard. It worked for us, including the deer and the dog!

    Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

  6. Ha, ha, funny!! Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!!!!! XXOO

  7. Happy Mother's Day! I got the very same paper flowers in a basket from my son... If I were craftier I'd hunt down whatever website those Kindergarten teachers are hitting. Unless grade-school art is a licensing requirement & they picked it up in teacher-school.

  8. lol standing on kids to make them laugh and biting their bums to wake them up. Love it. I'm definitely in the right place.
    Hope all you guys had a Happy Mothers Day (USA) - we had ours back in April (UK)

  9. It sounds like a fab day, I hope the doldrums lift and you feel much more yourself.

  10. Loved Sabrina's list. I have wondered several times if I should explain my kids' "creative" stories to their teachers. I'm eager to see what you write about tomorrow. We were just discussing how doctors tell you that Cerebral Palsy doesn't get progressively worse since the brain injury does not change. However, there are times when it feels like the effects are getting worse, especially when muscle tone issues are flaring up. We are really struggling with this right now as our son's ability to stand and walk with assistance is going backwards unfortunately.

  11. I used to work as an assistant teacher in a preschool, and babysat for several of the families on the side. One of the kids was asking me about why another one of the kids was talking about me coming over to his house, so I said, "Well, I'm babysitting for his family this weekend, do you ever have babysitters over at your house?" The kid thought for a second and said "Well, we have one, but it's locked in the basement because we don't use it anymore." I assumed he meant a high chair, and thought it was pretty much the most hilarious thing ever. I told the story to his dad at pickup time, and the dad just turns bright red and goes, "I'm SO glad you figured out what he was talking about!" So I'm sure Sabrina's in good company, I bet her classmates had pretty awesome lists, too. :)

  12. Beatrice, I so needed that laugh! Thank you.

    Julie T, I am no expert but from what I know the cp in and of itself may not get worse, but its effects can, especially when growth spurts happen. I'll tell you what's going on soon.

    Mo, that auto-scarecrow is kind of brilliant. Love this part of the description where it says it repels animals with a "short but startling burst of water." For $90, though, it might be better to have Dave sleep outside or something with a garden hose.

  13. Lol. I didn't even bat an eye at that. My husband and older son are both on the spectrum and like being stepped on. It's apparently a nice way to get deep pressure!


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