Mr. T (yes THAT Mr. T) put out a Mother's Day Rap back in the 80s (youtube) that my kids found a couple of years ago. Since then, they have quoted portions of it THREE different times over the pulpit at church (seriously) and they break into spontaneous, "Mother! There is no other! Mother! So treat her right."
|I pity the fool!|
So Mother's day is usually a day of mixed emotions (to put it nicely), but THIS one was the best! First of all, I didn't have to endure a gut-wrenching skype call from a struggling missionary. Oh, I dreaded that! Instead I got to hug her and see her and listen to her report her mission. So happy she's home.
Also, I had all my babies at home at once all day! AND, surprise! My 12 year old also spoke in church today, and she was hilarious and sweet, without glorifying (which I hate). In short, I haven't killed anyone yet, so I'm probably doing OK. Also, an allowance might motivate her.
This is the same 12 year old who possibly broke her wrist yesterday playing basketball with her brothers.
My 17 year old son sweetly bought me chocolate and a card, and just about every child did or said something thoughtful today.