Monday, May 11, 2009

I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

I guess I'm finally a grown-up type person. And yes, I've been over the age of eighteen for the past fifteen years, but I think I just got it this past weekend.

For this weekend was Mother's Day. I don't get really hung up on having a special day just for me, although the people I live with did make a supreme effort to make sure I had a nice day (I even went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant. With my husband. Who hates Mexican food. Because he's a freak). To me, though, it's really just another day. I still did laundry, I still worked, and I still did my usual mom things like listening to Boy Child describe, in excruciating detail, a snake he'd seen once. It was riveting. While walking (for almost two hours...go me!), I also dodged some Canadian Geese and their disgusting poop. They? Can suck a bag of dicks. But that's another story for another day.

I was proud of my husband. Not because he went and had Mexican food with me and not because he bought me these beautiful plants for my porch and not because he was sweet and loving and kind and said and did all the right things. But instead because he sent his mom a card. Then? He called her.

He's trying. He's extraordinarily stubborn and holds onto things for a long time (and I'll reserve judgement as to whether or not it's a good idea to hold a grudge sometimes), but he's trying.

And even though it was Mother's Day, it wasn't all about me. I didn't want or need it to be.

I still don't think I'm going to gain a bff, but I hope it was a good day for all involved.


Patience said...

He doesn't like Mexican food?!?

Is he even human?!!!!!!!?

Lil Mouse said...

hmm mexican food! sigh. I got nuffin. we got gift cards for our mom's because they dont sell 'i dont know' or 'flowering crab trees' at our walmart. bonus. at least they were for a lot? I wish i'd thought to look for something cute before we moved to BFE. or lined up presents for 3 years before we had a baby. that would have been genius! anyway, HMD to you! HMD to you! (hum away!)

Kimberly said...

You're amazing, you know that? I love how you support him in such things - very inspiring. =)

Priscilla said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a good Mothers Day. I think your right. Sometimes it's about allowing others to love you and show you how wonderful you are to them.

Who doesn't like Mexican? Who!!

But it's sweet that he takes you there.

Angie said...

That sounds like a wonderful day.

I'm experiencing a similar birthday today -- not anything fancy or even festive. And, I guess it is allright. (Jury's still out on that one)

I think your husband is wonderful -- and since he took you out for mexican (I think I know the restaurant) I'll say he's "MUY BUENO!!!"

Enjoy NC and the book-signing! Love ya, girl!

SJ said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful day!

Jenski said...

Do margaritas count as Mexican "food"?

I'm glad it was a good day - isn't that the point in the end?