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!