As you may have gathered, I have been a tad busy in recent weeks. One big clue was the fact that I haven’t posted for over a week. I have been involved with planning the auction fundraiser for my son’s school, which has meant a LOT of late nights and extremely crazy hours.
Thankfully, the auction was this past Saturday, so I am hoping that the pace of life will switch from “frantic” back to “rather busy.” Right now John is napping and Cate is being entertained by the Berenstain Bears, so I think we are off to a good start.
This weekend was Mother’s Day. I had a bunch of lovely little treats this weekend, including flowers, chocolate, and Frog Tape from Darren, who knows I’ve been hankering for this for a while. We also need to paint our house, so it is a very functional present:)
Finally, when I came home on Saturday afternoon (after spending seven hours prepping for the auction) I found a “just because” gift from my sister-in-law, her husband, and her daughter. Pink Grapefruit from The Body Shop – delightful! It was such a nice little surprise that lifted my spirits and helped me to rejuvenate before heading out again to the auction for another seven hours of work.
I would also like to wish a very Happy Mothers Day to my Mom, who is a generous and loving force of nature! This past weekend she just completed a course on home staging, and it sounds like she did extremely well (surprise, surprise)! I am so proud of my Mom for launching into this new venture. She is such a great example to me.
There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about attachment parenting and parenting styles and breastfeeding. Know what? I have never read any books about any specific parenting style. I just try to listen to my kids and when I have any questions, I just ask my Mom. After all, parenting is not primarily a political statement, it’s a relationship. And who better to ask about relationships than your Mom.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy. Having my own kids helps me to appreciate you so much more! I love you!