Today, I enjoyed breakfast in bed delivered by my boys and hubby. m carried the milk and j carried the pancakes all the way up the stairs to my bedroom. No one spilled and both were very proud. I read their cards out loud and opened the presents. Even Jack, our cat, joined in the festivities. As m said, "the whole family is here!".
In a little bit, I will venture out on my day alone while the hubby takes care of the boys. It's how I choose the spend my Mother's Day. This mommy needs her time alone. It makes her a better mother. The last Mother's Day with my mom, I was caught between being there for her and being there for my boys. I got lost in the middle and I did not make good choices as a result. Today will be different. I will honor both my mom and my boys in my own way. I will do what makes me happy. I will go thrifting.
You see, my mom LOVED to thrift shop. When I was young and she took me with her, I didn't understand the appeal and didn't always appreciate her vintage finds. As my mom progressed in her thrift hunts, she too, would convert finds into profit, selling her finds at the flea market. Reselling is something I now share with her. While I am shopping today, I will channel her thrift passion and we will share in the great scores.
Inevitably, as with all my thrift shopping, I will find something for my boys - whether it be clothes, a cool toy/game/puzzle, books or movies. My boys are always on my mind when I shop.
I might find something for just me today. It's rare, but it does happen. Either way, I will be doing something I enjoy, that reinvigorates me, and makes me whole.
I am a mother, watch me thrift.
|The boys wearing their thrift clothes and reading their thrift books.|