I was told it was my day to do whatever I wanted. Did I choose a manicure and pedicure? No. Did I choose an hour long massage? No. Did I take a nap? No…though I contemplated it. Not that there is anything wrong with those things. My gift was going to be taking the boys to the SplashPad after church. There is nothing that money can buy that gives me the happiness that I get when the boys are having fun…even if I appear to be stressed out from time to time;) Truth be told, my “mommy time” on Mother’s Day was running to the Walmart bathroom for literally 2 seconds…and I am ok with that.
Mother Nature had other plans for Mother’s day. It was a rainy and gloomy day yesterday, so we did not make it to the SplashPad. At church we dropped the boys off at the nursery, and once we sat down at the sanctuary we could hear them wailing. We decided to end their torture (the torture of a room full of toys and being attending to by the workers) and try them out in the sanctuary with us. When one of the songs ended, Braddock was so enthusiastic he clapped and yelled “yey!” grinning from ear to ear, and without hesitation the pastors wife said “that’s right, amen”. I had a snorting giggle fit during the next song. The sound guy (do not know names yet) brought the boys some crayon goody bags, and that helped for a few moments. Doug took Braddock in the “wiggle and giggle room” for the remainder of the service and Sawyer and I sat in the back. Saw knew immediately when Braddock disappeared and kept asking “where’s Braddock?” So next time we are going to try to let them cry it out in the nursery. I gain more from the sermon when I can focus on it. We are attending a smaller church in hopes that it won’t be as devastating for them, so I think it will soon get better. We did participate in communion at the end and Braddock grabbed his bread and immediately ate it…no dipping it in “blood” for him.
We ate at Cracker Barrel afterward which was a mad house. Everyone was outside at the rocking chairs because it was raining, Doug went inside to check and see how much longer we had, and a song came on that just moved the boys. They stop playing behind the rockers and stood out in the middle of everyone and begin to dance like wild men. The rhythm got them 🙂 I haven’t laughed ’til I cried like that in a long time. Which of course I looked like an idiot by myself. Doug came out to see everyone staring at the boys and he just freezes with a puzzled look on his face. Once inside they were so restless, Saw even threw one of those wooden games and nearly hit a lady in the head. We watched the Vow later at home, and by that I mean the boys and us played and we caught probably half the movie, but it was still a good movie. Splash Pad will be another, pretty day.