Not going to go into all the details but I wanted to share the highlights of this year's best Mother's Day.
Highlight #1 - On Saturday afternoon, the boys were playing outside. They came in and told me not to look. They bustled around and finally I was instructed to open my eyes. There they were, grinning ear to ear, holding a sofa cushion between them. In the center of the cushion was the treasure, a heart shaped rock, they had found and wanted desperately for me to have for Mother's Day but could not wait another minute to present it to me. Awwwwwww!
Highlight #2 - the boys were so excited to celebrate Mother's Day with me that they had a hard time falling asleep and woke up early so they could start the celebration. Awwwwww!
Highlight #3 - After letting me sleep a bit and bringing me breakfast in bed they helped make, I was to open my gifts. Daddy had taken them to the dollarstore and let them choose 5 items each for Mommy. What ever they felt was a wonderful gift for Mommy. Oh, they had a great time at the store and were so excited for me to look at and inspect each item. Among the treasures were a garden angel, sparkly hair elastics, a pizza cutter (so I can cut homemade pizza on movie night faster) and a green toilet bowl brush (so I can clean the bathrooms easier).
Ok, so a toilet bowl brush may not be most mom's top choice of gifts, but the fact that the boys thought carefully and picked out each item was so special to me. They could have picked toys so that eventually they would have them to play with, but they didn't. They thought of me as only a 6 and 5 yr old can do. And that is why it was the best Mother's Day ever.