Now, getting 3 squirmy boys to participate in a picture is more difficult than you can even imagine. Our method has been, move quickly, hope for the best, and be happy with what you get.
This is how traditions are born. How long will my boys let me execute the Mother's Day photo? Judging by the fact that they have fought me on it since the beginning, not long. How long will I force them to? Forever and ever. This is what Mother's Day is all about.
Mother's Day Photo 2013
Mother's Day Photo 2014
Mother's Day Photo 2015
This year I dressed the boys cute, set up the camera, set the 10 second timer, and ran to be in the picture. I got 2 takes before the boys scattered. Husband was not in the mood for taking pictures, but I forgive him x1000 because he got groceries, ran errands, and fixed the water pressure in our kitchen sink.
Honestly, being a mother is the most amazing and difficult thing I have ever done. I am so grateful for my sons and all they teach me. I have also never been so entertained in all my life. I am grateful to my own mother. Being a mom is hard work. You don't realize until you are up all night with a sick child what your own mother sacrificed (mainly sleep and sanity).
My plan for Mother's Day 2015? Lots of cuddles. Play with the kids. No cooking or cleaning. I can't wait. Being a Mama is sweet.
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." Mark Twain
Happy Mother's Day! Moms are amazing. And we clean up poop good.