I will be away from the computer for the weekend. No TV, No Radio, No Cell Phones… (OK, I am bringing mine just in case my L’il Trooper calls) But, we will not be fielding any work calls.
We are taking two glorious days off to sit at the cabin. It is supposed to rain there all weekend, which is perfect! We love sitting in the screened-in porch and watching the storm rattle around us. If the rain lets up a bit, we might wander down to the pier and try to catch a fish, or a turtle, or a gator.
If you get the chance, give your mom a hug today.
And to my L’il Trooper – – – I saved the box of chocolates that you gave me. I will be thinking of you while I devour them. Thanks again!
We Love and miss you something awful.
The following story was sent to me by my dear friend LDEVON… (you are the best at keeping me falling out of the chair laughing hysterically!)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!
We had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.
We have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loved chapstick. LOVED it.
He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep it. He needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.
Last year on Mother’s Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up.
Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.
We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack’s . . . rear end.
Eli looked right into my eyes and said “chapped.”
Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right–their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn’t seem to mind.
And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat’s behind or the hundredth.
And THAT is my favorite Mother’s Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they’ve been using your chapstick on the cat’s butt.