Moments without Mom is just, well – ‘ents’. Let’s get honest with a non-gushy gush about Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Mayhem
If I’m going to be completely honest, I think Mothers’s Day is sightly over rated. Yes, you heard that right and that is honest. #sorrynotsorry We may have this idea of what Mother’s Day is supposed to be about and the hoopla that comes along with it. There may be flowers, homemade cards, jewelry, a new bag, time spent out to eat, etc. But there are questions that loom every.single.year. since I became a mom and perhaps others, too. Do we celebrate all together? Do we visit all the moms? Is it selfish to want to be alone on our “special” day? Do we have to celebrate on Mother’s Day, just because it’s well, Mother’s Day? Even after 19+ years of being a mom, I’m still trying to figure out this whole Mother’s Day thing, perhaps another 19 years, I will have it figured out.
I would love to meet you this Saturday, May 11 at Crat’za!!
“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love
None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’”
– Edgar Allen Poe
Moments as a Mom
We’ve all had our less than proud mom-moments – from forgetting the youngest kids kindergarten program (oops) to shrinking our daughters sweater in the laundry, ummm more than one sweater. On the flip side, for you moms reading this we catch the proud mom-moments, too. We beam from ear to ear as our hearts swell with pride and joy. Some of us may not be the loud and proud mom-type but we do have those awesome moments and celebrate them, as we should. I encourage us to embrace those moments whether small or big, let’s all be proud of our children no matter the age, no matter the circumstance, no matter what.
Moms do know some things
Ever hear the comment, “I told you so”? I don’t think I’ve actually had someone iterate those words to me, but I have heard and certainly do voice to my kids, “You know, I do know a few things”. My mom has been encouraging me over the years that getting suitcases to display my handmade hats would be efficient, classy and readily available. I put it off for years and honestly, even as a middle aged woman I still questioned my mom “knowing a few things”. One day this seemingly bright idea of “mine” popped into my head and BAM! – mustard yellow vintage suitcases were displaying my handmade hats with zip and gusto – heck, it was the best idea since sliced bread! Compliments fly during shows for a “clever” display of hats and whispers abound of efficiency and class. Well, it didn’t take long to recognize that my mom was actually the one with the bright idea. So, with ZIP and GUSTO I give full credit to my mom who, without a doubt, “knows a few things” – thank you, mom!
Will you be at Crat’za this weekend? I’d love to meet all the moms and non-moms out there! Try on some new and colorful wide brim bucket hats! Find me at the Grain Belt Brewery House in Minneapolis from 10-4pm on Saturday, May 11th!! Find directions right here!
For any new Moms, seasoned Moms and all the Moms in between – I salute you with a whole-heart and wish you Happy Mother’s Day!
Until next time….
Bound to be….hauling my vintage suitcases to the next show,