Last year on Mother's day, I had only a referral picture and a whole lot of stress to make me feel like a mom.
This year, I got the 6:15 plaintive wail of a waking Dumpling, a morning snuggle in the big bed, a little girl carrying a huge Golden box from Holt Renfrew containing the next addition to the Kate Spade collection I've been building, a quick trip to the farmers market for some fresh goodies, hours of building a counter at the store, and then a return home where my little Dumpling and I drew on the sidewalk with giant chalk, her favorite outdoors acitivity.
She got so dirty with the chalk, she was a technicolor mess! And then, my parents came over for dinner, and I thanked my mother for all she does for us by gifiting her a bicycle trailer so she could take her precious granddaughter on bike rides. We hooked it up and then went aroudn the blocks a few times. Dumpling absolutely loved it.
So I got to be both a mom and a daughter today. What can i say, no matter how tired it makes me, I think being a mom rocks!