(Scroll down to see the post about the rest of Saturday and my composting).
Call me crazy, but my idea of a perfect Mother's Day is one where I can work in the yard without interruption until I drop. I had the most Perfect Mother's Day. (Alternate Perfect Mother's Day would be laying on the beach pretty much anywhere with my whole family. That's not happening any time soon).
I woke about 8:45 AM and ran to the window. There wasn't any wind! Yes! I was going to be able to burn my lawn, but first Emily and I had to run to the store. You see, the night before she had told me she had a couple presents in her bag. Her step-mother had taken her shopping for me. I asked what she had gotten for her SM and she said nothing. I was disappointed, but not surprised that her dad didn't do anything. That involves putting someone else first; not his strong suit (and making up for it later isn't the lesson I want my daughter to learn). I have tried to fight that genetic default in my kids for years. I want them to always put others first...to always consider another person's feelings before their own. If the whole world could do this what a wonderful place we would live. Anyhow, I talked with her about the whole mom/step-mom thing because I wanted her to understand that I will always be her first mother, but she is also cared for part of the time by another woman and she should show her appreciation on this holiday. Whew! Wasn't that a long-winded version of "we went to the store". Anyhow, Em picked out a pretty necklace and earrings as well as a pot and two geraniums. (No, I didn't use my own because these were already flowering).
When we got back home I went right to burning. After about 45 minutes Nick rolled in and gave me a hand. He's my eyes every year so the fire doesn't get away from me.
Time to run.... Olivia needs to get ready for school. Remember, if you do anything today, show your kids how to put someone else first. We need to erase the word selfish from our lives.