Mother’s day didn’t totally suck, although I did fear for the worst. There were lots of reasons why this Mother’s Day wouldn’t exactly be the best.
- Tired Mommy: Lillian worked the previous two nights at the hospital, and desperately needed some sleep when she returned home at 7:00am on Mother’s Day. Which wouldn’t be such a problem, except:
- Sick Toddler: Maddie’s had this cold that’s lasted for over two weeks. It’s not that bad, but she’s got this persistent hacking cough, and the cold makes her a bit moody. And when she’s moody, then if Aaron cries, she cries. Which brings me to the next point:
- Crying Baby: Aaron still prefers to get his milk the old fashioned way: With Mommy’s warm touch and loving face about 18 inches from his. That meant that I would have the dual task of engaging Maddie while trying to keep Aaron distracted from the fact that I don’t have the equipment he so desperately wants. Keeping this house quiet was going to be nigh impossible.
- We cannot go out: Although Lillian deserved a night out at her favorite restaurant, it wasn’t gonna happen. It just wouldn’t be fun, even if we did.
But what happened was Lillian made the wise choice to let Aaron take his naps with her. I didn’t want his wiggling to keep waking her, but that turned out to be the lesser of two evils. At least he wasn’t letting loose with that terrible cry. Lillian did manage to get some sleep, and she came downstairs to let me know what her special Mother’s Day treat was going to be:
Shopping for pants.
If you don’t think that’s special, then I suggest you try and go shopping alone with an agoraphobic baby and a hyperactive two-year-old. It can’t be done. Lillian still wanted the family together, so we all went, and as I chased the girl, Lillian got a little quality shopping in. Then back home for another nap for Mommy and baby.
Although we really cannot go out for dinner, we could order for pick up. And that’s what we did. Lillian got her favorite meal and dessert after all.
It might not have been the best Mother’s Day ever, but it turned out pretty good, considering what we had to work with.