Saturday, 9 May 2015

What Mother's Day is All About (for me)

When the twins were 2.5 months old and I was only moderately functioning because of how little sleep I was getting (remember I didn't even have time to write lists), Husband asked me what I would like for Mother's Day. All I wanted was a picture of me and my boys. Usually I am the one taking the pictures, so this is a rare occurrence.

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.


  1. I love all your Mother's Day photos, especially your calm, beautiful smile amid the chaos (although they are looking more compliant this year).

    1. Thank you Emily! This year was actually worse than last year. Mr. K was laying crying on the bed and I had to push him to sitting last minute. Hence his sad sad face. Kids are fun. As you know!

  2. Haha can't wait to see next year's picture. ��

    1. Same here! I hope they let me recreate these when they are older too... I will never stop torturing them. ;)