Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To all you mothers out there, we wish you a very happy Mother's Day! We hope you are being spoiled and treated and appreciated! We know your every day is all about everyone else, so today is all about YOU...unless you live in this house. In this house, Markus has been away this week for work in Kuala Lumpur and just returned yesterday evening. In this house, Mother's Day is all about PAPA! Before you give me courtesy pity, know that I am happy as a clam. I just spent a week gaining a deeper appreciation for the extreme sport that is Single Parenting, and today is my day off. Since the girls want Markus and only Markus, I've taken two naps, ate a big piece of chocolate cake for breakfast because no one was watching, munched a huge bowl of salty popcorn for a late afternoon snack because they were out at the playground...and was treated to a simple cafe lunch in between snacks where I was the only person who ate because poor Markus returned from KL with a stomach bug (thankfully, it's just a digestion thing. If he'd gotten off that plane with a fever, he would have been quarantined as a swine flu risk!). Anyhoo, it's all good Down Under. Happy Mother's Day to you!


Anonymous said...

And right back at YOU! You are an AMAZING Mother! And may I say, as an often single parent myself (weeks long TDY's, Korea for a year remote tour, those years in Poquoson) I NEVER could have done it without YOU! Thank you my precious, precious child!



schlelly said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY LOVELY!! Kudos to always trying to do your best at the hardest job there is!! Mothers deserve a mother's month to recognize their feats but I know they wouldn't take it because they need their munchkins too much to take that much time off! Markus, Ellie and Stephanie are a lucky bunch!

Karly said...

Happy mother's day to you too sweetie! Sounds like it's been a good one for you :)