Sunday, May 14, 2006


My mother made motherhood seem easy.  She raised 6 children for a good part of the time on her own while my father served in the Navy on submarines and sub tenders.  She didn't have a driver's license but that didn't keep her confined to the home.  She would pack us kids up and we would go on trips as far as a taxi, the bus, a ferry or our legs would take us.

I don't remember how we celebrated Mother's Day back then, and that saddens me.  I hope that my mother knew how much we appreciated her.  She was, and still is, phenomenal.  She was, and still is my role model.

Happy Mother's Day mom.  I love you.

And so what did the Oompas do to show their appreciation for me on Mother's Day?  What did I get for Mother's Day?

Well, I got to make my own coffee while everyone else slept in.  I got to make my own breakfast before I got to go to work for 8 hours.  And after returning home from a full day's work where I sold over $8,000 worth of flower bouquets, greeting cards and chocolates, I got to cook dinner.

But more importantly, I got a brand new Dirty Dish Fairy, a new and improved Dirty Laundry Fairy, and a never before seen Clean Room Fairy. 

I came home to the Oompas rushing and fussing around the house like busy little bees.  This may not happen again until next Mother's Day, so I'm going to enjoy it for as long as I can.   Even Dickidoo was knee deep in laundry.  He gave me a melted and deformed candy bar.  It was the very last of the Reese's Fudge Bars.  He found it in a pair of jeans pocket just before he threw them in the washer.  Ah.... an almost clean house and a Reese's Fudge Bar, life is good!  Its times like this that I love being a mother.  But it might be better if none of my children view me as a role model the way I view my mother.

1 Day And A Wakeup!


jckfrstross said...

have a good week with all the company:)


princesssaurora said...

LOL - No not like 'your' mother, but like 'their' mother.  You will still be a role model, I know you are to me... an inspiration...

be well,

ps... I am so excited for this week!  Yay!

sunnyside46 said...

yay for the Fairies! the wakeup is coming!

xomywayox said...

Question, question. Why is that when we had our pictures taken back then. We all looked afraid. Anyhoo, that was sweet and fear for their life present that your family gave you. LoL


deslily said...

awww.. glad to hear the "good mom fairies" showed up! lol..  I hope the day was as great as it sounded!!

sugar1337 said...

Sounds like you had a really lovely mother.  That was nice of them to clean up for you.  :)

am4039 said...

what a great mother and it's almost here. Today should be the day.