Thursday, May 5, 2011

A few simple requests

May is my favorite month. Although it's starting to really brown up around here, it's still technically spring, which I love. And more importantly, it's my birthday month and Mother's Day.

Yes, I celebrate my birthday month. Maybe it's a twin thing, always sharing a birthday with someone--which is very special in its own regard. But now that I don't live under the same roof as my brother (love you, Jimmy!), I pull out all of the stops in May. I am one of those freak adults who really, really likes birthdays. So yes, I play the birthday month/Mother's Day card frequently. Ice cream is almost always involved.

So in honor of Mother's Day, I have a few requests:

1. Take a shower by myself and shave my legs. Yeah, it's been awhile. A child is usually either in the shower with me or crying for me outside of the shower, so I've perfected the art of the 3 minute shower. Who knew Karen (Lee) Dunlap was capable of such a thing?

2. Drink some Cherry Coke and eat some Ghirardelli chocolate. Sorry, Weight Watchers. You're going on hold for a day. PS--Steve, are you reading this? You're responsible for making this magic happen.

3. Skype with my mom, call my Grams, and hang out with my mother-in-law. I have some pretty important ladies in my life, and I wish more than anything that I could have them under one roof for the day.

4. Take a nap. Do I even need to explain this one?

5. Relax with my kids and hubs. Really, Delaney and Jude are the reason(s) why I get to celebrate this day, and Steve also played an integral part in me becoming a mother as well. I really just want to be with them. Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever faced, but oh-my-gosh it's also the best thing ever. I'm not quite sure how that all works out, but I know that it does. And also I'd like my children to be perfect, eat all of their vegetables, and keep the house clean, just for one day. Maybe that last part is too much to hope for...

3 comments:

Fiona said...

EAT ALL THEIR VEGETABLES?????
My, how times have changed. I remember when you found a verse in the bible that supported your refusal to eat vegetables.
Hope you have a wonderful May!

mme. bookling said...

Simple and lovely, just like you. Happy Bday MONTH! You deserve it.

Dad said...

Kare, Kare,

I guess my little girl has finally grown up - three minute showers? I can't beleive it!

As to eating all your vegetables, God gives great joy to grandparents who live long enough to see how their children handle their own kids. IT'S CALLED PAYBACK!

May your Mother's Day Sunday be perfect. Enjoy a big bowl of green peas on me.

Love,

Dad