|My school-made card from Moose, who apparently thinks I'm underage and as big as a small elephant.|
The thing is, I generally don't mind about Mothers' Day. I grew up in a family that expressed their love and appreciation for each other often and didn't feel the need to make a big hoo-ha about the official days for moms and dads.
If I lived in a bubble, it wouldn't have gotten to me a bit. It was a very ordinary Sunday for us: laundry, yard work, preparing for the week. And, let's be honest, my kids frequently squabble in the cart at the grocery store.
But the comparison monster got me.
I'm not telling the other moms not to share. I'm delighted that you had an amazing day!
But I get the sneaky suspicion that I'm not the only one who didn't get fireworks and diamonds. Like so many things in our social media-driven world, reporting is disproportionate and skewed. Which is to say, I think the fireworks and diamonds got tweeted and favorited, and the grocery cart boxing matches did not.
So today I pay tribute to all the other mothers whose "Day" was ordinary rather than extraordinary (or even a gargantuan flop). And I wish you many Mother's Moments that happen without fanfare when it is least expected.
What's the best Mother's Moment you've had so far this week?