Monday, May 14, 2007

A Fitting End

I had a great Mother's Day! Woke up to kids bouncing into the room with presents and so excited to be giving them to Mum. Phoebe and Sian gave me a gumboot each. Now this is the most practical gift ever as I am a "rugby mum" now and standing on the sideline in my shoes is becoming a messy affair.

Ben gave me a wooden jewellery box, which is great as I currently have all my jewellery floating around my drawers.

Peta gave me a hanging fiery flower with a crystal in the middle. I have hung it up right where the afternoon sun will shine through it and fill my lounge with a red glow.

I had breakfast made for me.

We went to the Gypsy Fair at Dudley Park in Rangiora. I am a gypsy at heart. I love gypsy clothing and crystals and candy floss and tarot and all that is gypsy. I love house trucks. But, in reality, I couldn't stand to live in one.

I think I love the fantasy of not being constrained by society's expectations.

We then went out to Mum and Dad's and I gave Mum her beauty case I had got her for Mother's Day. She was stoked. I definitely won the present of the day award. LOL. Mum has been a great help to me for years now but this year has been so great with all the depression and helping out with the kids. I love my Mum to bits. Then we quickly departed as my sister, her family and her mother and father in law were there. Why? I do not know. We came home and watched A Series of Unfortunate Events with the kids. A bloody great movie.

Then came the fitting end to Mother's Day. I was settling my precious Sian down for bed and was giving her a bit of a cuddle and a burp . . . . . . .


And you know what? I relished in the irony of it. This is what being a mother is about. It is nice to have presents and cards and lovely words said but the real joys of motherhood are inclusive of those little moments when you get a pile of puke in your hair. I laughed out loud and Blair thought I was nuts. That is why he is a father.


Lyn said...

LMAO!! Dontcha just love those powerchucks!!!! Ohhh brings back so many memories!!!! Heheheehehhhee!!!

Mellisa said...

LOL..... great end to the day!!

Wanna_B_slim said...

Omg I sooooo dont miss that... hahahaha
You crack me up girl!!!

Whoever I want to be said...

Love the gypsy fair, can't wait till it comes to Tauranga.... I also love the clothes, jewellery, candy floss.


Kate said...

Lol - good on you for laughing! That's exactly what being a Mum is about - taking whatever they give out, lol.

ombites (mary) said...

Love the idea of a Gypsy fair but yep, wouldn't actually want to be a real gypsy. Most people have a very romantic idea of what a Gypsy is. I love all the imagery and the pagan element to following the seasons etc. I also got called a gypsy growing up as an insult by my Balkan parents!

Haha and great end to Mother's Day. Gotta love a good old powerchuck!

Jo said...

Hi Jules

The Damian Kristof thing is costing me $1200!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHITE!!!!!! But he is helping me with an extended payment plan that is making it accessible, plus im GOING to win the 'biggest loser' prize, so am actually going to make money in the end.

Am I mad?
Yes. I think so!

Chubbymum said...

He he he that is one funny end to your post.. but so true... Motherhood aye... he he he.

I am glad my boys are over that he he

Love ya

Anne said...

You summed up what being a mother is all about - puke and all!

Got to admit I'm right into tarot. Have an amazing local woman who does readings.

Yummy Mummy said...

HA HA HA HA.. (draws breath) HA HA HA HA....

Rachel said...

Powerchucking.........arrr the memories.

I especially loved your last tow sentences "I laughed out loud and Blair thought I was Nuts. That is why he is a father." I hear ya sister!

What a lovely day.

Arron's Kiwi Girl said...

Loved this post, Jules

Tania said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day - you deserve it! And I couldn't agree with you more with the logic of what being a mum is all about.