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I am a square. (And such a fortunate one.)

Posted on May 13th, 2014

This past Sunday, as you know, was Mother’s Day, and also my thirty-sixth birthday. It was pretty much as lovely as I could have wished for.

You also could say it started on Saturday, when I got to (1) take an impromptu nap on the reclining couch upon arrival at my parents’ house, while members of my family took my children outside to play, and (2) travel to Toronto, footloose and fancy(/kid)-free, get treated to dinner with my brother and sisters and Uncle D, and get treated to see Auntie Beth perform in a choir concert with Singing OUT.

Baby AB gave me my first Mother’s Day gift on Sunday by sleeping in until EIGHT a.m. before asking for mama-snacks. First time! WOOT!!

My children also gave me a new snazzy purple lunch bag as a gift (not at all orchestrated by my Hubbibi, who was offended by my old lunch bag which was slightly on the dingy side).

The rest of my birthday included:

  • both of my immediate families, in full, plus one of my cousins and two of my aunts;
  • the best weather we’ve had so far this year;
  • lots of Facebook-friend love, and a call from my mom-in-law;
  • brunch – is there anything better than brunch?? – and on the DECK, no less;
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Finally!! Outdoor eating!

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Cranberry-lemon coffee cake by Emi, fruit and yogurt, chips (instead of home fries) and Reese’s Pieces (since I don’t eat bacon, of course). CUZ IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. And I’m pretty sure the food groups are covered.

  • a nap in the hammock;
  • treats all day long;
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Smartfood and homemade strawberry spritzer by Beth. Brought to me like I was a princess or something. :)

  • getting to fix one of my costumes with hardly any interruption;
  • stories and playing and hugs and kisses with my living kids;

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  • quiet time to reflect on and remember the one I can’t hug;
  • a family walk along the trail to the boardwalk (during which we thrillingly saw dogs, birds, frogs, bugs, snakes, AND a surprise geocache!)
 I am a square. (And such a fortunate one.)

A mama, two uncles, a wee hiker, and an auntie (photo by Luc).

 I am a square. (And such a fortunate one.)

We like peering into the fascinating world of the marsh (photo by Luc).

  • attractive gifts with which to adorn myself;
  • a free massage from D (who is studying to be a naturopathic doctor and managed to give me more neck mobility than I’ve had in weeks);
  • barbecued Portobello-Swiss burgers with tomato and avocado, followed by peanut butter cup ice cream;
  • coming home to a very clean house, thanks to my Hubbibi.

It did not include:

  • dishwashing (by me);
  • meal preparation (by me);
  • housework of any kind (by me);
  • or a single diaper change (by me).

IT WAS AWESOME. I couldn’t ask for any more. Thank you, sweet family.

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4 Responses to “I am a square. (And such a fortunate one.)”

  1. Mama
    13 May, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    You’re welcome, sweet daughter! (Though I was only responsible for a very small part of it.)

  2. 14 May, 2014 at 7:46 am

    That sounds absolutely perfect!!!!!

  3. Heather
    14 May, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Sounds like an amazingly perfect day for an amazing gal — so glad you had such a great day because you deserve it!!

  4. emerge
    15 May, 2014 at 12:33 am

    It was a pretty awesome day(s), eh? Good times. I totally want to eat the breakfast on that plate! Even though I basically did. It looks so good.

    Plus also so do your kids in that hammock. I want to eat them too.

    But did you forget Trevor Pursuit?!

    Happy to you. Have fun being all square. (I think in my mind that’s the age I’ll stay forever. I liked it.) xoxox

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