Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother's day begins with a 6.00 a.m. argument!

Of all the hallmark days, I have to say I actually don't mind mother's day.  Commercial as it is, it is one day when mother's are thought about...and kids are made to just pause for a second to think about their moms and express something to acknowledge mom.  And honestly when I think of how my mom and her mom have slogged throughout their lives in the context of their own lives, for their family and extended family and how it was all mostly taken for granted, I actually feel like mother's day is not a bad idea.  If Hallmark benefits along with the way, so be it!

Last year, KB dragged his dad to a store and bought me ear rings and a tee shirt.  No such luck this time around.  May be because he had done such adorable mother's day craft at his school.  A tiny heart pillow, a bracelet made of painted stones and a totally adorable card saying why he loves mom! KG's school was no less - they had a mother's day luncheon and KG, with her teacher's help I am sure,  had painted the rim of a adorable paper hat (the kind you saw the royal wedding!) with her finger prints and gave it to me.  And had made really lovely paper flower out of thin tissue paper painted with water colors.  She answered questions about mom to her teacher - like "what does mom do for fun?" - she takes us to the park.  What is mom's favorite movie? "Boring things"! She didn't know what my favorite movie was - so she said - boring things!  KG's preschool had the luncheon on Friday itself since mother's day falls on a Sunday.  She gave me her mother's day craft/gift that day itself. 

KB on the other hand remembered to hide the mom's day gifts he made at his school.  This morning he was so excited about Mother's day, he woke up bright and early at 6.00 a.m.  No chance of sleeping in once he wakes up.  I was in bed but of course answering his questions non stop. He woke up and immediately ran to his hiding spot and got out the stuff and brought it to my bed.  KG woke up too and this is how it went.  KB gave me the stuff and I looked at the gifts and read his card and sounded very happy and excited.  KG said to him, "But we celebrated mother's day yesterday".  For KG anything that is not today is yesterday even if it is a month back.  KB, the logic boy, said to her "But KG, that was a pretend celebration, today is actually Mother's day".  KG immediately raises her voice and said, "NO KB! Mother's day was yesterday".  "NO, TODAY!".  While poor mom is lying in bed with the two kids sitting on either side, fighting over mother's day and it is just ten minutes past 6.00 a.m.! Well, shouldn't complain.  Waking up to two beings who make me feel like I am alive because of how much I feel for them unconditionally is a true blessing.  Thank you God for giving me this blessing - to really feel what it is to love someone truly unconditionally.  I really don't know if it is possible to feel this for any one other than for your own children (by own I mean, the kids who you consider your own children because you raise them).  May be things change when they become adults, I don't know, but when they are children, it is truly a powerful and pure feeling.  Wanting the absolute best for them without any doubt what so ever.  Praying most earnestly to that power up there to keep them safe and healthy.  That untarnished feeling of genuine love - it does feel good to be a mother and feel that.  I hope all of you had a wonderful mother's day!

9 comments:

Sumana said...

Hey Noon, Happy Mother's day. LOL the arguments so cute and whatever be it they made you feel you are a wonderful mother at that. Have a great day.

Neera said...

So sweet :) Could conjure up the entire image of KB running to get ur presents and then all of u on that bed and the kids arguing ... u r right ..we should remind ourselves again and again and again on the countless blessings the Master is showering on us.

noon said...

Sumana - how are you? Been long. I hope you had a great mother's day as well!

Neera - Hmm...hope your kids are not keeping up this new thing of being so nice to each other etc! :) Mother's day special - start the day with an argument and end in a fist fight! :)

Anything & Everything said...

Hey! this was really very cute, ur so very true,the happiness that u get by even the little efforts made by ur kids is at different level, it can't be compared to even the most expensive gifts. Happy Belated Mother's Day, and also thanks so much for taking time out & going through it & yes holidays are going great & so when are ur exams getting over-- as we mother are in the same boat

Mystic Margarita said...

Noonie -- Awww... that was such a cute post! Happy Mother's Day! We haven't caught up in ages! How have you been?

weourlife said...

Ah the post was cute..Happy mothers day to you..

noon said...

Aeas - hey - here in the U.S - what exams - for KG no exams. May be next year they will have some tests. But summer hols will start mid June and then it will be fun fun fun all the time for them. How about you? How are you enjoying summer hols?

MM - I know - it's been for ever. How have you been? THanks for dropping by. We should get in touch.

weourlife - thanks for visiting. Looks like you had a great holiday. Have not finished reading your post yet...

mnamma said...

Sounds like wonderful Mother's day gifts. And I am joining you in your prayer to the powerful one above to keep the little ones safe and healthy. In the US, Mother's day used to be a big affair and M and N have made me so many little trinkets and crafts in their preschool. Here Mother's day has not yet caught up that much. The summer vacation has also started, so it was just another day :) Keeping them entertained throughout the day is a big challenge now :)

noon said...

Mniamma - I thought I read a comment from you and now it seems to have disappeared?! Am I hallucinating?!