Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I also spent time eating these.
Awesome Mother's Day - I ignored everyone and pretended that I was footloose and fancy-free.  3 hours at the mall, trying on clothes (and yes, I did buy some, as a matter of fact), a nice walk all by my lonesome, 2 hours at the bookstore looking at books and magazines and reminding myself that I didn't have to worry about getting home "in time," a solo grocery run to stock up for Bunko tomorrow evening...

Actually, I guess that doesn't sound like an amazing day -- at least, not to a person with a normal life.  You'd probably have to have been in some sort of hostage situation at some point to understand how free I felt.

Hmmm...is the daily grind of mothering akin to being held hostage?  Are we parents all victims of Stockholm Syndrome?  Discuss.



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13 comments:

  1. Sounds like an amazing day to me!

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  2. Not having to be home "in time"? That's the best!

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  3. YES - we absolutely are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome! Loving your blog and connecting with you from LTYM DC. Today I decided that Mother's Day and Daylight Savings - you know - when we all "get an extra hour of sleep" - are the two worst days of the year.

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  4. Me, too! My only request for the day was not to have to cook. I got taken out to lunch and we had leftovers for dinner - everyone even heated up their own plate. So pretty good for me, too.

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  5. As a mother, that sounds like a perfect day to me :-)

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  6. I think we are, because I'd give my left arm (and I'm left-handed) to have had that sort of Mother's Day. My family did fix me breakfast, but then I spent several hours cleaning the house (again) so we could have a showing. Because apparently our realtor works on Mother's Day. (And no, they won't be buying the place... they need a larger kitchen and dining area.)

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  7. I've loved childless mother's day--why not? It seems men enjoy childless father's days all the time!

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  8. I think you're right. My younger son got his driver's license and now I don't know what to do with myself.

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  9. A little "me" time always recharges the soul.

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  10. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    I'm envious of your day!!

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  11. What made me happy a few years ago--the running around, the sports, the volunteering--sounds like a nightmare to me these days. If it is Stockholm Syndrome, it's a good thing we have it during those busy years!

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  12. yeah...that sounds like an absolutely lovely kind of day. you lucky girl, you!!

    amd those Raffaellos? i got some one time from a student who had traveled to Italy and i googled that name, just to see what they were.....i clicked on 'images' and....wow. there was some very lovely eye candy names Raffaello...i may have bookmarked that site. it was a win-win kind of present!!

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  13. That sounds like HEAVEN.

    Jealous.

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