Sorry, Mother’s Day has been moved

By Jenna

“Can I have your attention, please? Due to complete overscheduling problems, mgmt. will be forced to move Mother’s Day to another Sunday this year, preferably on a Sunday of the Mother’s choice.”

I need this to be read over the PA system of my life right now. I think May rivals December for the busiest month of the year award. And it’s no wonder, with end of the school year activities and the warmer weather, which means wanting to go outside and soak up every single bit of Vitamin D we possibly can. It makes me squeal with excitement that summer is just around the corner.

Add to that the ever-increasing Spring Birthday Season. You know – the time of year when your kids suddenly find friends who suddenly have birthdays and we suddenly need to run to the store to get them a gift so we can suddenly attend the party. [And my oldest 2 kids have birthdays during Spring Birthday Season, so we are suddenly planning a birthday party and hoping that their friends can attend this weekend – on Mother’s Day weekend.]

This was the first year that my oldest child participated in an extra-curricular activities. I see now why some moms live in their cars. [Figuratively of course – it’s much too hot in Texas to actually live or do anything in your car without the air-conditioning cranked up full-blast.]  I also see now why my own parents were so excited when my sister and I were able to be in the same dance class or the same sports teams. It made getting us to practice much easier.

I hear lots of advice that fits this formula – “Oh, just wait til they get to be ____ years old and get involved in _______. You’ll really have it rough then.” Thanks a lot. There’s no way to recover from that advice by the way; I’m doomed to insanity now And later. And, this advice assumes that I want my life to be miserable so that my kids can flourish. Um, no.

All I want to do is to reschedule. Is that so hard? Let’s just push back a week or two when my family and I are available, and then we’ll have a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch and a great Mother’s Day nap afterward.

Actually, since I put it that way, maybe I don’t want to reschedule.

jenna blogs at [kevin and jenna [dot] com] and can’t wait to see what her husband got her for Mother’s Day, since her children can’t order things off the internet yet.

4 Responses to Sorry, Mother’s Day has been moved
  1. Stephanie
    May 7, 2010 | 11:09 am

    I so know what you mean!!


  2. Michael
    May 7, 2010 | 11:43 am

    We did Mother’s Day last week. No conflicts with any other moms and much easier to get into the restaurants.

  3. Anitra
    May 7, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Our Mother’s Day is actually going to be really low-key. Come home from church, have lunch at Taco Bell (3 advantages: cheap, unlikely to be busy, and one of my favorites!), and then chill out for the rest of the day.

    The weekend after, on the other hand… I’m not sure my husband and I will even see each other for more than 20 minutes.

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