This post is written in partnership with Pampers, all opinions are my own.
Happy Mother’s Day!
In case no one else has said it yet Happy Mother’s Day.
And have a bouquet of flowers from me!
When Pampers told me they wanted to be the first ones to tell mom’s Happy Mother’s Day I fell in love with the idea.
Being a mom is something to celebrate, something wonderful to brag about from the rooftops. Pampers knows that we are being moms during the late nights, early mornings and all the other crazy times in between and they are getting up early (or staying up late) to be the first to say Happy Mother’s Day, check it out! (video here).
Mother’s Day is always a lot of fun for me because my kids get really creative (with the help of my husband). The past few years he has bought canvases and let the kids each create a work of art for me. These are hung throughout the house and I just love them. This year my 5-year-old has been especially cute about Mother’s Day. When I picked her up from her art class on Tuesday she was doubled over pretending she didn’t see me. Turns out she made a gift for me but did not want me to see it. The whole car ride home she kept saying, don’t peek mom, it’s a surprise. When we got home she ran and hid it in her room, ADORABLE.
Then, when I picked her and her sister up from preschool on Wednesday she again hid her gift for me. The girls each planted flowers for me and the 3-year-old handed me hers with a Happy Mother’s Day greeting. The 5-year-old held it behind a paper insisting I couldn’t see it yet. I had to assure her I had no idea what it was (so cute)! Watching her go to such lengths to keep her gifts a surprise was such a gift in and of itself. She really wanted to surprise and shower me with her handmade gifts this year.
My very first Mother’s Day I had a one month old. As I lifted her out of the bassinet beside my bed I found a sweet card underneath her. It made Mother’s Day real for me and I will always treasure that memory. That was the moment it sunk in I was a mom, a mom on Mother’s Day! This holiday now included me!
While I wouldn’t mind a day at the spa and sleeping in, the real meaning of Mother’s Day for me is all about my kids. It’s about my kids showing me their love in their own special way, not the way I dictate to them. Gifts and words from the heart, that is what makes Mother’s Day special to me!
What is your favorite Mother’s Day memory?
Do you have any traditions?