After my Mother's Day weekend I really thought about how....no day is ever "perfect" or really "all about me."
Our moving truck had unloaded a little over a week ago. Less than 24 hours later.....my husband went on the road recruiting......the life of a coach's wife📦🚛🏈😳.
Thankfully, he made up for it, when he came home last Friday. Surprising me with a DQ ice cream cake (my favorite) and also had big bouquet of flowers (someone read my blog)💐😍.
On Mother's Day, I put our youngest babe, down for his morning nap (must stay on schedule🕗!!!!) Then we all got ready to go to brunch. As soon as we all sat down we ordered our drinks kiddy cocktails for kiddos, a beer for my husband, and of course a Bloody Mary for me......I love brunch!!! As the waitress set the drinks on the table my littlest babe reached, in his high chair, for the beer.....which then poured directly into my lap......uggggg. My dress was actually dripping. I, 100%, smelled like a frat house......happy Mother's Day to me😩.
Thankfully, my dress dried during brunch, so that we could go to Costco and run an errand (yup...I went smelling like beer......this girl goes the extra mile for a large pack of diapers 😂). We, like always, needed things for the house.....food, wipes, dipes, milk, and with a family of six......so much more. Our baby, not being the greatest shopper and needing his afternoon nap, cried most the time in the store (uggggg......we didn't stick to the schedule🕗!!!!!)
On Mother's Day, I didn't want it to be about unpacking either, but of course having just moved in, there was things we just had to do. It is what it is🏃🏼📦.
Did I mention, on this mama's day, I also helped my husband wash....hang.....and load his car to be ready to leave the very next morning for recruiting.....remember what I said about that life of a coach's wife🏈👰🏼.
I guess, I have to chuckle when someone actually says to me, "I hope your boys spoil you on Mother's Day." 🤔
My Mother's Day was far from perfect, I don't think the day was really "all about me," or I was really "spoiled." I do know, however, all they wanted was for me to be happy. When my oldest said to me " I am sorry you had such a rough Mother's Day mom." It really made me think.....
There's always something......it's just part of a being a family. From the moving/unpacking, to laundry piling up, a diaper explosion, something broken, a baby off schedule, naptime, someone fighting over something being "not fair," errands to run, unpacking, someone sick, or things getting spilled.....even on my lap. It's just everyday life🏃🏼🚛📦💩🤕😴
My family made me feel loved any way they knew how to on Mother's Day. No one complained when I set out "fancy" clothes to wear for brunch (fancy in the Eck house=not a football jersey or an under armor hoodie), they all gave me the most wonderful cards, my 5 year old told me at least 20 times throughout the day "Happy Mudder's day mama," and they even got me that mani/pedi I so desperately need (whenever the boxes finally get unpacked.)
So as I sit, with my baby in my arms, nursing him to sleep.....I know I am blessed. I know how much they tried any way they could to last weekend to make me feel special/loved. I love Mother's Day.....because I have all of them. A big family is far from perfect and often chaotic....but I love them. I will always be there for them.....no matter what day it is......craziness and all. Some day I know I will miss that crazy. Plus