It’s Mother’s Day…

…weekend.

Just to be clear, that means two full days of celebrating, followed by 363 days of admiration, appreciation and praise. If it is a leap year they get a one day reprieve.

First, I would like to remember and thank my own mother…sometime during a snowstorm and blackout in March of 1962, knowing the Milkman had supervised all the shoveling, entertained six active children and had no TV to watch; she found a way to keep his spirits alive and nine months later along came me.

Cutting the cake at the baby shower held in my honor.

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The look on her face tells me her punch glass, to the left of the cake was spiked with more than ginger ale. The blue icing on the cake is evidence of the lack of gender identity scans available today. I was told that if a boy, my name would have been Charles.

It was apparent that besides the fact that she was nearly 43 45 when I was born, I was definitely the baby  and most perfect, because in quiet moments a glance or a glare would send out the message below…

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This secrecy between us meant no hard feelings for my siblings.

My mother remains a frequent character in much of our family lore.

She used to write “to do” lists and when we were troubled by a daily dilemma whether at home, school, in the backyard, on the playground, up a tree, under a rock…pretty much anywhere she would have us read another list she created in order to help us cope…

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 As you can see, she was a real softie.

When I became a Mom five days before Christmas in 1988, I had no idea the challenges motherhood would bring, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

I produced two heirs to the Hubster’s family throne and still remain his child bride and reason for being.

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Not us …our sweaters match.

 

I spent saved tons of money over the course of 20 years as an at home MOM.

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Hubster and Son-sters…no need to thank me…you are welcome.

The Son-sters know that back in their younger years…

 

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No one ever had to call the authorities…

 

…unless you count the time I nearly fainted when #2 Son-ster split his toe open during a “jumping off the kitchen counter” incident at age 9…or when this same child began screaming bloody murder because he decided to hide in the linen closet with no knob on the inside of the door while playing hide and seek inside a locked bathroom. It is amazing I did not break my collar bone trying to bust open the bathroom door. I was one cracked rib away from calling the fire department. The broken bathroom door was replaced immediately and no one ever tried to play hide and seek in the house again.

The authorities also received no calls when #1 Son-ster decided to shove popcorn kernels up his nose…at the doctor’s office to have the kernels removed the doctor inquired as to why he put the kernels in his nose… his response, “The power went out during the thunderstorm, we had no cable.” Clearly #1 takes after the Milkman when it comes to boredom and TV.

My mother mourned her empty nest when she should have celebrated all the success she created on a shoestring budget. I, on the other hand  bless my empty nest; in fact I am ready to create a new cable series screaming streaming across America.

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I think it will be a hit…not sure what to wear to the Emmy Awards; perhaps yoga pants.

My days of whines and runny noses are in the past…

every moment was a blast…

The two men were once my little boys…

I no longer trip over left behind toys…

The day I became a Mother…

was like no other…

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My greatest gifts.

Oh, that doesn’t mean I don’t expect the usual Mother’s Day treatment.

Saturday, all about me and the garden.

Sunday…breakfast in bed.breakfast in bed

Presentation of gifts…new tiara

 Flowers…flowers

Tribute of undying devotion and never-ending love….

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Honestly, I’d be happy if someone just finished cleaning out the closets in the  “Garage Mahal”.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend…

Love to my sisters…great Mothers to their own and my 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mothers.

Remember to hug your mother, she wiped your butt and someday if you haven’t already, you may have to wipe hers.

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8 comments

  1. TS says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day! Let me know how the crown fits. I’ve had my eye on that one for awhile.

    • Beemie says:

      Happy Mother’s day to you as well…I had a feeling we would choose similar tiaras…we will try not to wear it on the same day. Only 28 days to go…June 18…woo hoo.

    • Beemie says:

      Happy Mother’s Day to you as well…my son posted the post on his FB page…he now, officially thinks there is a story to my life. I have been trying to tell him that for 24 years.

  2. Marsha Cannon says:

    Glad you had a Mother’s Day outing and hoping that Baltimore returns to a more normal state soon. I know what you mean about the selfie thing, perhaps I need the pole!

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