So yesterday Whitney posted about reproducing and how it's basically for the birds. But the truth is someone had to do it. And what a coincidence that this weekend is actually Mother's day! After reading Whitney's post I was thinking about the act of having children, not only is giving birth down right terrifying.. What do you do with them once they're born? Someone should right a book "Congrats, you had sex, lasted nine months as a balloon, pushed said balloon out, and now you don't want said balloon to be a murderer when it grows up, good luck." Or a greeting card. I'd want a greeting card like that.
Anyway, we were pretty lucky with an awesome mom (none of us are murderers yet, so she's got that going for her.) So here's a Five on Friday just for my mom.
1. My mom was a stay at home mom. I know not everyone can do it, but I think that made all the difference in our relationship now. I knew when I got home from that awful day in junior high, my mom would be there, she'd probably make me cookies, and she'd listen to all my problems like they were the only thing in the world that mattered.
2. My parent's have both always been supportive of whatever I want to do. But I always know when I come up with another "this is what I want to do with my life" idea my mom is behind me every step of the way. (granted she may be quietly telling me why SHE doesn't think it's a good idea.. she's there.)
3. I wish I could say that my mom and I have always been best friends, but that isn't the case. We've had our ups and downs. But now I'm glad to say that she is my best friend (next to Roland, of course). We email all day long at work, and I still think of reasons to call her after work.
4. My parents relationship. I'm a lot like my dad: laid back, go with the flow, low key kind of person. Roland is a lot like my mom: uptight, ocd about certain things, quick tempered. We balance each other out. Seeing the way my parents worked through things and how in love they were even 25 years later is such inspiration. (I know, corniest line I've probably ever used in all 23 years of living.) My parents are best friends and their relationship will forever be a reminder to me.
5. Roland often tells me that I'm the smartest person he knows, although I'm sure that's just for his own personal gain, I know I'm pretty smart. Maybe not smart, but quick witted. My mom homeschooled me and my brother from 3rd grade all the way through 7th grade. I don't know how she did it but I couldn't imagine my child hood any other way, and I think both me and Brandon are better for it.
Some of my favorite memories with my mom (I know this is getting long, I won't bore you too much longer.):
+ In March when we drove to visit my Grandma and stopped at EVERY Ulta from Jackson to Dallas looking for the Naked 3 pallete. It was the "Ulta"mate girls trip.
+Any holiday ever. My mom and I are easily excited, and loud. So that always makes for fun memories.
+Roland and I try to go over there on a pretty regular basis and eat dinner and play cards. My mom is a card playing fool. We always leaving wondering why we don't do that more often because we always have so much fun. And my mom makes the best food. ever.
Happy Mothers day to all you mom's out there!