A Unique Timeline of My Mother’s Day Morning

7:00am – My first (daylight) wake to pee. Stupid bladder. The kids are still asleep? Perfect. Happy Mother’s Day to me. I’m getting back in bed.

8:00am – Wow. They’re still sleeping? Well, they told me to stay in bed this morning until they came to get me. So, I’ll just do as I’m told. What a compliant mom I am.

8:30am – Okay. Dean’s up. No surprise there. But he’s going to have to wait a while on his loves-to-sleep-late sister.

8:35am – Scratch that. He apparently just woke her butt up.

8:40am – And now, I just need to stay in this room … in this bed … while my two amazing kids make breakfast for me without any help from their (traveling) father. One half of me is thrilled … and the other terrified.

8:45 – I am trapped in my bed in total darkness playing with my phone under the covers so I don’t get caught for not sleeping. What am I … 12???

9:05am – I haven’t heard any bickering. I haven’t heard much of anything actually. Are they shitting me? Did they just want to wake up early to watch TV without me interrupting them about studying for their tests this week?

9:10am – I hear a loud crash followed by scampering feet. May we please observe a moment of silence for my kitchen?

9:20am – Okay. That’s it. I’m starting to get stiff and uncomfortable. My kids wouldn’t want me to be stiff and uncomfortable … especially on Mother’s Day. What if I just get out of bed but still stay in the room? Would that be okay? (Oh, God. I am 12.) Plus, I really have to pee.

9:30am – I’m pushing it …. still out of bed. Brushing my hair, straightening the bedroom a little. God, why can’t I just do what I’m told?

9:35am – Jumped back in bed in case they’re about to walk in. I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Plus how could I ever get away with “I only asked you to do ONE THING and you couldn’t even do THAT!!!” again?

9:39am – Oh, dear God. I just heard the blender. Where’s my rosary?

9:46am – The door opens and the singing begins. They start walking the “long” and somewhat obstructed journey to my bedside carrying the tray together. The delicious-but-stainy beverage nearly bites it. Twice. “Oh, shit!” my mouth wants to shout out but I stifle and just smile catatonically through their shared panic/enthusiasm.

9:48am – Breakfast is served! OMG … and it’s Gluten-Free! My kids actually read labels for me.


I am told the red jelly represents the highlights in my hair. And I have blackberry eyelashes.

Thanks, Mel, for writing the article that inspired my morning with me. I have the two best kids ever.

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How was YOUR morning?

Happy Mother’s Day to MY mom and to all of my fellow mamas out there.


10 responses to “A Unique Timeline of My Mother’s Day Morning

  1. And its Gluten Free LOLOLOLOL

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. Awe…how sweet and adorable your kids are! You raised them right mama, good job. Happy Mother’s Day.

  3. What do you always tell me about giving credit? 🙂

    Your kids ARE amazing. I’m so impressed. Especially with their attention to detail…like your red highlights. Way to go, D and ODNT Jr.!

    Happy Mother’s Day to a mom who always answers my silly mom questions w/ out laughing AT me…well, maybe a little. 🙂 xoxo

  4. You have amazing kids! Breakfast looks yummy, good job guys! Ryan & I are going to the cemetery to visit my Mom & Dad to wish Mom a Happy Mothers Day. It’s not the same as having her here, but what can you do. Have a beautiful Mothers Day!

  5. That is adorable. I also got breakfast in bed with a card. It seems moms wanting to just sleep in and not have to wake immediately to cater to everyone is our biggest gift:)

  6. Let me see. I woke up at the butt crack of dawn, despite wanting to sleep in. My hip was not allowing that to happen with the stabbing pains. Then I have spent the day doing laundry and crying because I miss my mom so terribly and can only hope this pain does get easier as everyone says it does.
    Tonight hubby and the kids are cooking on the grill.. while I am still doing laundry.. Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours hun.. that breakfast looks awesome.

  7. You’ve got some pretty amazing kids. Glad they pampered you today. You deserve it. Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. Mmmm. Even blackberry eyelashes. That’s super fancy! Good thing you (sort of) didn’t get up and spoil the surprise.

  9. Your kids do seem pretty great. I had breakfast out with my mom, but my husband’s birthday was Saturday, and we had a bday/Mom’s day joint breakfast waiting for us – french toast, strawberries, bacon, coffee (ok, I made the coffee). The best part was that they cleaned up too!

  10. modmomelleroy

    Oh man, Michelle, your kids rock! That’s awesome and I how great is the breakfast presentation? So funny – I absolutely felt every second of the delicious stainy drink almost biting it bit. Last year, my sweet 6yo very anxiously and innocently spilled coffee on a stack of magazines and my nook. Poor kid. I just smiled and commented on how the room was going to smell like coffee and that’s the best smell there is. And it really is. “Oh dear God, I just heard the blender – where’s my rosary?” Bwahahaha!

    And I ate my Mother’s Day breakfast on the same tray! 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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