Sunday, May 13, 2018

Thanks, Moms! ...

Mothers' Day has always been a low-key affair in our family. Mom is far from fancy. She doesn't like going out to brunch or dinner on Mothers' Day because she feels like everyone is rushed through meals to accommodate all the diners. She doesn't expect or want extravagant gifts. She doesn't doesn't expect excessive doting.

In somewhat-recent years, her request for dinner has been hamburgers and potato salad (we make kick-ass potato salad) and her day has been spent puttering around the yard, digging in the dirt, planting things here and there.

As I mentioned: low-key.

This year's observance is still TBD. We have a plan in mind but the weather is grey and chilly and doesn't lend itself to spending time outside near the lake. It may be more of a throw-a-couple-slabs-of-ribs-in-the-oven kind of day. She can nap or read or watch a movie.

Whatever she'd like to do will become the plan, as it should be today. And many other days, for that matter. The woman deserves a break. Being in charge of a family is not for sissies.

Thank you, Mom, for all you do and give and are.

And thanks to everyone who nurtures and helps little people become good older people. It really does take a village.

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