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What are your plans for Mother's Day?

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My DH always does a STELLAR job on Mother's Day. Homemade gifts (he did a scrapbook for me one year!!!), writes poetry, cleans, cooks, and takes all the kids all day long (aside from the fun stuff I do with them). He changes diapers, bathes them and makes a great dinner.

I don't know what he has in store for me this year, but I'm excited!! He sure knows how to make my work feel valuable and I certainly appreciate it.

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I'm running in a women only 5K with several of my friends. Tomorrow DH is sending me off golfing while he watches our kids. That is all I know so far Smile

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Wow Emily! Do you think you could send your DH over to my house and have him teach my DH how it's done? Wink

Melissa - Good for you! I can't say that sounds like fun, per se (I run too, sometimes, but I hate it. LOL) but it sounds impressive. "Who me? Oh, I just ran a 5K this morning. You know, the ush*" Blum 3

So, DH asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day, and I requested that he and T take me out for breakfast. He was like "Are you kidding me, do you know how busy the Pancake House is going to be????" So okay, make me breakfast then. A few minutes later, he gets off the phone and tells me that we going to his mom's house for brunch.

Then, I tell him that what I really want, more than anything, is to sleep in. He crinkles his brow and says, completely deadpan "I don't think Tristan is going to let you do that." Facepalm.

*I am trying to write the shortened version of "the usual" but I can't figure out how you would spell that.

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My 14 year old son is performing in "Annie" this weekend, so I will be watching him play the dogcatcher and sing NYC with the chorus. Will probably go out to dinner afterwards or something.

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My husband has to go out of town for a funeral this weekend. I feel incredibly selfish but I'm disappointed he'll miss most of Mother's Day. We don't have any family around here, so I'll just hang with the girls this weekend and maybe take them for a "hike" on Sunday. I did send him to Anthropologie to buy me a present, though. Wink

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So, DH asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day, and I requested that he and T take me out for breakfast. He was like "Are you kidding me, do you know how busy the Pancake House is going to be????" So okay, make me breakfast then. A few minutes later, he gets off the phone and tells me that we going to his mom's house for brunch.

Then, I tell him that what I really want, more than anything, is to sleep in. He crinkles his brow and says, completely deadpan "I don't think Tristan is going to let you do that." Facepalm.

Are we married to the same man??? That is exactly the sort of conversation we had last year...

The local fire hall puts on a Mothers day breakfast/fundraiser, so we usually do that with the MIL on our way to church.

My ideal gift would be for DH to take the kids to the grandparents for the night, so that I could sleep in - or just through the night for that matter - but alas it is not to be.

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Sleeping in is at the top of the list ;). We will probably just putter in the garden since DD is chomping at the bit to dig stuff up, and then we're going to MIL's for a Mother's Day supper.

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My husband asked me what I wanted to do. We're going to the Children's museum, out to lunch, and I'm taking Jason shopping for his naptime. He bluntly told me there weren't any suprises in store. I'm actually starting to get a little pissed, he did a horrible job on my birthday (30!!!, come on dude) and I bought my Christmas, Bday, and Mother's day presents. He used to be so good at this so I'm actually dreading Mother's day because despite his warning, I'm hoping there will be a surprise.

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We are going to a Mother Daughter breakfast at church, and then church. Then DH is going to make us dinner and I am sure the girls will fuss over me. DH will do the cleaning and diaper duty and do his best to give me a day off. DD1 has already started making me cards. She is old enough to make it a fun day. (almost 6)

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I already had a really fun and special Mother's Day Tea in my daughter's Kindergarten class. They put on a little play for us, sang a cute song, and presented us with tons of handmade gifts. Loved it!

On Sunday we'll go to church then to my MIL's for lunch like we always do. Unfortunately my husband's grandmother will also be there and she really wears on my nerves. On the way home we'll stop by my Mom's so we can give her a small gift.

I don't really want or expect any gifts. My rewards come in daily hugs and kisses from my girls!

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[LEFT]I don't expect anything tangible for Mother's Day, never have, never will, it's not a gift-giving holiday for us. What I do expect is to be able to focus on my kids, enjoy them, for the entire day. I do no cooking, no cleaning, no dishes, no laundry, I just play with my kids all day. This year, Tiven has a birthday party at a trampoline place in the afternoon. It's in the Presidio so I think I'll drop her off & take Weston down to play on the beach or for a walk along the lagoon to look at birds until it's time to pick her up. And then if the weather is nice, I'll let DH grill something for dinner or take us out someplace with a patio for dinner. :p[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Tiven brought home a little coupon book she made in school yesterday, but she was so excited she couldn't wait for Sunday to give it to me. There was apparently little guidance in making this particular gift because some of the coupons are, "I'll read a book to you," and "I'll do my homework," and "I'll call on the phone for pizza," but I think my favorite is, "I'll walk to school by myself so you can sleep in." ROFL [/LEFT]

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My DH means well but he isn't good with surprises. He does make an effort to make the day special tho. This year he is building me an 8x12' raised bed veggie garden that I've wanted for a while now. I'm excited to get planting.

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Take my MIL out for lunch because my husband won't even do that. Then spend the whole day missing the crap out of my own mom.

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"wlillie" wrote:

My husband asked me what I wanted to do. We're going to the Children's museum, out to lunch, and I'm taking Jason shopping for his naptime. He bluntly told me there weren't any suprises in store. I'm actually starting to get a little pissed, he did a horrible job on my birthday (30!!!, come on dude) and I bought my Christmas, Bday, and Mother's day presents. He used to be so good at this so I'm actually dreading Mother's day because despite his warning, I'm hoping there will be a surprise.

I hear you on this, last year I got nothing for my birthday, I got him a blu ray player/DVR so he could record shows because of his crazy hours with his new job, Christmas I got nothing, I bought him an xbox kinect, Mother's day I will get nothing, not even a coffee in bed becauise that would require him getting up too early (his words).

My Mum is coming down to visit and we are going for lunch. My Dad may also be down in the morning and we will go to a local market because he has stuff to pick up there and I like going for a look. DS made me a gift at daycare so it's sitting on the table for me to open tomorrow.

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I'll be working...I do every year. I am in a contract where I work every weekend from 7a-7p, am guaranteed my hours, and make a hefty shift differential for it. But in return I only get 1 weekend per quarter off, I am the last to be able to voluntarily go home, and I work any holiday that falls on the weekend.

So, it's a bummer, but my DH always tries to do something nice on Monday for me. This year though, he's working the night shift from 5p-5a, so we'll hardly even get to talk. Still, the important thing is that my kids are healthy, and here. That's all I need to make it a perfect mother's day Smile

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I usually get nothing for Mother's Day. The kids will make something, which is super sweet, but often I am cleaning the house or doing chores or whatever. Often I'm cleaning up and hosting because people come over.

This year I can tell my 7-year-old has something planned. He told me to "eat a light lunch"! Lol. I don't need much, just some love and appreciation and a kid-made piece of art. I may ask to sleep in this time though.

I ran into my neighbor yesterday and he was saying that he struck out making reservations for a Mother's Day meal somewhere nice and he is going to get in big trouble. (His wife and I are good friends.) I said that I never really get anything anyway and he laughed and asked me to marry him.

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"Andy1784" wrote:

My DH means well but he isn't good with surprises. He does make an effort to make the day special tho. This year he is building me an 8x12' raised bed veggie garden that I've wanted for a while now. I'm excited to get planting.

Not that it's any of my business, and you might have a plan for this already, but I wonder if two 4'x12' beds would work better than an 8x12. How will you reach the veggies in the middle? We built two 4'x8' raised beds this year and I find that the 4' width is perfect for me to reach in from any side, and I'm tall with long arms.

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Well, what do I know? DH picked a fight today over something stupid (cleaning the garage). I think this will put a cloud over Mother's Day. Boooo.

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"Emilys4Guppies" wrote:

Not that it's any of my business, and you might have a plan for this already, but I wonder if two 4'x12' beds would work better than an 8x12. How will you reach the veggies in the middle? We built two 4'x8' raised beds this year and I find that the 4' width is perfect for me to reach in from any side, and I'm tall with long arms.

I appreciate the recommendation. It isn't going to be raised super high, just 2' so we are putting some stepping blocks down the middle. We'll see how that works out.

Sorry your DH picked a stupid fight. Mine did that for my birthday last year and it sucked.

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Jace made me a card at school, as well as grew grass for me, lol.

He and I got my mother a gift certificate to get a mani/pedi and also flowers that were delivered today.

I don't have a signif other but when I do, I would appreciate a gift certificate to a spa, and a date night with him to a nice restaurant.

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I got surprises!!! Breakfast in bed with Jason who kept asking for the fork politely and then letting me know he was using his manners as he ate my food. Then a cute card. Biggrin

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Me too! A beautiful potted plant with the pot hand-painted by my son, and he keeps insisting he wants to take me out to lunch and pay, but I think we'll let him keep his money. What a sweetie.

Last night he kept saying, "If you don't think about what I'm going to give you for Mother's Day it will be easier for you to sleep." lol

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I got a homemade card from T and a book. Now he keeps giving me his Buzz Lightyear and saying "I got you a present." How sweet is he? Smile

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Many kid activities today so we will be sticking to our regularly scheduled program. Three soccer games and the older two have their spring youth choir concert today.

I did get to sleep in a little this morning and Seamus cooked a lovely breakfast for me. The kids brought me my coffee in bed.

I was feeling very down and frustrated last night because the baby has been sick lately and we aren't quite sure what is wrong with her and while she seem to be not sick at the moment, she's been terribly and horribly cranky/ high maintenance anyway. I was worn out last night and felt pretty beaten up.

So i think Seamus decided to surprise me early with my gift. I'm getting a new phone for Mother's Day! I've actually never owned a fancy phone, so it was a major surprise and an exciting one. And he had a bouquet of flowers too. (I love that he still gives flowers after 10+ years) Not actually getting the new phone until our plan ends in the beginning of June, but he showed me which one it is and I can't wait!

Emma made me a lovely book at school full of poems that she wrote. They've been studying different types of poetry. I got a sweet card from Aodhan with a pen attached that is decorated to look like a flower (the pen is the stem) and Lillian gave me a plant but she can't remember what kind of plant it is Smile There is also a gift from the two youngest from daycare but Seamus was the one who picked it up and he can't remember where he put it Smile LOL

Oh and in any spare time today i should be *cleaning* the bejeezus out of my house because my parents are coming at the end of the week..and this will really be the last chance for me to catch up on any organizing/cleaning.

That is my Mother's day in a not-so-small nutshell!

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I got a manicure and my first ever pedicure. I felt very spoiled Smile