I have to say that this mother’s day was awesome in its simplicity. Of course, I wish that Neal had been here to spend it with me and Claire, and I wish my mom was closer so I could have gone to visit her, but it was a great day nonetheless.
We slept in until a little past 8 a.m., which thankfully is the norm for Claire on weekends. Sometimes it’s a little bit earlier, but she doesn’t usually wake up until about 7:30 or so, and then she is usually content to lie in bed and play with her animals while I snooze for a few extra minutes. As I have said before, my kid is not so much a fan of the weekday 6 a.m. wake-up call, and I can’t say I blame her.
We got up and had a simple breakfast – although I typically enjoy cooking supper, I rarely have any interest in cooking breakfast. I’m too hungry and too desperate to get a tea into me to start pulling out pans and cooking. So it was tea and toast with peanut butter for me, though I “treated” myself to a second cup of tea right after I finished the first.
We had a lazy morning, colouring, playing, reading books (I even got to squeeze in a couple of pages of the book I’m reading right now!). I had a couple of “chores” to do during the day, such as laundry, but it was very little because I made a point of getting as much done as possible yesterday. That was my gift to myself, I guess!
In the late morning, we got dressed and headed out to Sears. I wanted to look for sandals for both of us; alas, I only found a pair for Claire, but that’s good because I do have some whereas she had none that fit her. I did, however, buy a rain jacket that was half-price! I really like it and although I’m not so much of a fan of rain, I am looking forward to testing it out tomorrow morning!
After we left Sears we went to a restaurant I have been wanting to try – Cheese Curds. It serves gourmet burgers and various types of poutine. It was crazy busy in there and I wasn’t even sure if we would be able to get a table right away, but since Claire had been showing signs of being tired anyway, I decided we would get our lunch to go and eat it at home. I got the Thai chicken burger, Claire had a junior (3oz) burger and we shared a poutine. It was very tasty but also a bit on the pricey side. Still, if you’re having it for a treat, then I think it’s worth it.
Despite having shown signs of being tired – wanting to be picked up while we were at Sears and nuzzling her face into mine – Claire was not interested in napping. I chatted with my mom for a bit, then because it was pouring rain, I decided to rent a movie from my childhood – The Neverending Story. I was so young when I saw it that I didn’t remember really much of anything other than the fact that I had loved it. We do have better effects today and the music had a definite 80s ring to it, but I was actually pretty impressed considering it was filmed in 1984. We watched it in two spurts as Claire decided she wanted to go do something else (and wanted me to join her) about halfway through, so we finished watching it while we ate supper. That worked out well anyway, because then we went downstairs so that I could work out for 30 minutes while she played in the afternoon.
Then it was bedtime for Claire and she went to bed pretty easily for me. I had managed to iron my clothes for tomorrow and put together my lunch and Claire’s breakfast while she was up, so after I left her room, I had a quick shower and was able to come out and relax.
It was an awesome day because I got to hang out with such a fun, lovable, hilarious little girl. There was much cuddling and laughing, and really you can’t ask for much else on a perfect day. I am so very lucky to be this little girl’s Mommy.