This Mother’s Day, I reflect on the kind of mom I am. I have great mom moments and really BAD ones too. Especially being in quarantine, we are spending SO much more “quality” time together. My sons are 18 & 16 this summer and I am looking at this time as a gift. Both my kids will be at college in the next two years and if we weren’t “staying home”, they would be out with their friends, at sports or just in their rooms with the doors shut. We haven’t played board games as I had hoped, they don’t want to hang out with me as much as I want to hang with them, they have yelled, I have yelled but we have also cooked together, watched inappropriate movies together and one night, they even sat under a blanket in the back yard with us.
The influence I have on them has not only shape their lives but has shaped my own. I don’t know what kind of women I would be without those smelly kids. Yes! They make me crazy, I do think fondly of their toddler days, the days where they only wanted me and a baggie of goldfish. I am happy those days are over but still miss their little fat chubby hands holding mine. If you have little kids, just know you will forget the craziness and just remember the love. I mean I want them to be little again but just for a few hours, I’m not looking to punish myself either…lol
According to Wikipedia – “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.”
My friends with older kids always tell me they are home so often their freshman year. it’s so hard to imagine what life will be like when they really are out on their own. But for now, I will watch their awful tv shows and listen to every moment they want to share. Only, no more handmade cards and fat chubby hands.
Happy Mother’s Day from Blue Barn Kitchen
Enjoy these recipes for a happy and healthy Mother’s Day!