What I Want for Mother's Day
I'd like to have an errand free Mother's day. Not the kind of errand free day when I choose to not do errands, but I know that I will get to them the next day; I'd like the kind of errand free day when the errands that I would have done somehow get done by someone else. My husband? A task rabbit? Someone hired from Craigslist? This would be a good way for me to feel like all the work I do to keep our house and our family running are valued.
I'd love Scott to tell me that I'm a good mom. Words are generally my #1 gift of choice.
Ditto for Star. I can already imagine her throwing her little arms around me and hearing her tell me that she loves me. Whenever she hugs me, I try to breathe in her scent and feel her warmth. Sometimes I do that and she says, "don't smell me, mommy." But, I love smelling my little girl. I just try to hide it from her so I don't get reprimanded. I know that affection is precious.
And, I'd like Star to make me some art on a canvas in a frame - ready to be hung. Here's some recent art from Star which I love, but now I have to frame it or decide that it shouldn't be framed and store it away somewhere. I've had it in my office for a few days on my filing cabinet; art waiting for a frame to be hung feels like another errand waiting to get done by mommy.