Crappy Mothers Day

posted by Jeff | Sunday, May 8, 2011, 7:24 PM | comments: 0

Our house is kind of a miserable place today. Simon has been sick since Sunday. I got it Friday. Diana got it today. Not a lot of happy people here!

Simon is somewhat better during the day. He's snotty and a little needy, but he smiles and giggles. He's finally starting to eat better, too. I've been having a hard time breathing, stuffed solid, and today had a slight fever. Diana is at the general misery stage.

A week ago, we envisioned going out for dinner and what not, but with everyone being a hot mess, that wasn't meant to be. It doesn't help that the weather is crappy, too. We've been 10 degrees below normal most days for about a month now, and it's really annoying.

So while Diana's special day wasn't as special as we'd like (I made waffles, if that counts for anything), I try to make sure that she understands how important I think her role is as a mom every day. We're very lucky that Diana can be a stay-at-home mom, and her influence on Simon's development is obvious and not something to be taken lightly. Sometimes I give her crap for worrying too much at times, but it's hard to do that when she pretty much thinks of everything. While I'm more of an experimental and instinctual parent, Diana is more of a researched and refined parent. We balance each other out like that.

Diana is like the CEO of our household. She keeps us all going, she saves money, she keeps me sane, and of course, she's there for Simon every hour of every day. There are no words that can describe how important she is in our lives. It's weird because I would've never thought about her in that way when we got married, two years ago. Funny how parenthood changes things like that.

It has been a crappy day, but we'll pick this up another time. For now, a happy Mothers Day to all of the mums out there.


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