So yesterday was Mother’s Day and I spent it with the two best mom’s I know: My mom and my sister.
I am probably a lot like most sons out there and I don’t say it enough…but I do love you Mom. You, and Dad too, have been there so often when I needed a helping hand, a word of advice, a little love or just a laugh or two (usually at Dad’s expense). There really aren’t words to appropriately express my feelings for you so I just did the usual…bought you a couple cards and grunted out a Happy Mother’s Day while giving you a hug. That hug and that grunt mean more than they seem…You know it…it is just my way.
Yesterday was fun though. I got up earlier than usual on a Sunday to jump in the car and head down to Richmond to spend the day with the ladies and my nephews. They were surprised to see me when I showed up unannounced but not as surprised and happy as my two nephews: Angus and Noah. When I show up it means only one thing: PLAYTIME!
So we played around a bit in their new Castle. The castle was a cardboard box that their Daddy made into a castle for them. He even created their own little flag to raise up above the castle to let us know they were in there. They were so cute in that little box together until they came out of there swinging the swords (that I bought them mind you) at me with all their might. We then piled into my sister’s car and headed out to the mall to an indoor playground where the kids wanted to go and play. My mom was really cute all crammed in between the two kids seats in the back. I really am sure she was regretting sitting back there as my sister proceeded to drive through what I am pretty sure was three different states on the way to this “close” mall. But the good Grandma that she is…she didn’t complain once.
When we got to the mall both Noah and Angus immediately kicked off the shoes and socks and started running around like a couple of Lost Boys. They had the place pretty much to themselves at first and they were loving it. Soon though, all of the Weekend Dads (you know the ones I am talking about..only see their kids on the weekends and have no real idea how to relate to them so they just take them somewhere…like a mall playground…and let them loose while they sit and talk on their cellphones) started showing up with their kids and then the place was full of little snot machines. They boys had me chasing them around the place until I was all drenched in sweat. I really think we scared some of those kids.
The boys had their fill of the place after about an hour and they were both really tired and REALLY hungry. We all piled back into the car and headed over to Famous Dave’s for lunch. Love those Catfish fingers.
I hope you had a great day Mom. I know the rest of us had fun with you.
Happy Mother’s Day.