I’ve lost 7 whole pesky pounds these last few weeks and when we try again, maybe I won’t gain as much weight as last time! It’s hard not to feel happy about this as I were a few pants and dresses that I haven’t been able to for at least a couple years.
Last night my eldest son’s father dropped him off at our house (yes we are blended and I’m sure there will be posts on those dramas) and he came in. Then, he talked to me about a soccer summer camp for our son and offered to pay half… how normal and pleasant!
I do wish that I’d known he would come in. I am more than happily married to a wonderful man and am very comfortable in my skin… but... I had on the rattiest largest XXL t-shirt (and only that). There’s something in all of us (I think) that needs to show our exes what they are missing. Well, he was probably breathing a sigh of relief. I do dress up every day! Truly! I love being girly and wearing dresses and it helps me feel good about myself. But I’ve had a rough week… rough month? Ah well.
Also, tomorrow is Mother’s Day! I have a rather stinkerish investment in tomorrow. Backstory… we live roughly in the same town as my in-laws and two years ago, on Mother’s Day, my in-laws gave me a very nice card with… $200 in it! I honestly can’t remember what they gave me for the previous years. Anyhow, last year, we were unable to see them on Mother’s Day and made plans to see them the following weekend. I made my mother-in-law (MIL hereafter) a lovely 3-D plaster of paris molding of the kids’ handprints and gave it to her the following week. Hmmm… they gave me, wait for it… nothing… not even a card. My hubby and I decided that that was because we didn’t actually see them on the holiday.
So, I’m curious to see what I get tomorrow? And get this. I’m thinking my in-laws might be geniuses. They punished me for not seeing them last year and low and behold, we will be seeing them this year. I do understand that my MIL would like nothing better than to see us, ALL day, for her Mother’s Day present, but… it’s my Mother’s Day too! And I want to not see them ALL day. :)
I do feel very blessed as a mother. I have four beautiful children and they love me back. Looking forward to tomorrow!