First, I acknowledge the bestest mom in the world - you know who, Amma.
For Mothers Day, I asked for a day off from being a mother :) So on the Saturday before Mothers Day, I was left free to do what I wanted. I didn't hear a "Mommy" or an "Appi" the whole day. After a leisurely start, I went to Borders and spent a couple of hours browsing through books. I bought myself a book, then went to Subway for lunch. Over a sandwich, I read my book for an hour or so. Momminess being in my blood, I went grocery shopping after that. But alone.
When I go for groceries with Summy, you know what it's like. First we have to pick a cart, then we have to buckle in, and about 30 seconds later, we have to unbuckle and get off again to take a closer look at the balloons in the store. Then we have to stop at each section while Summy holds the bag open for me while I put the veggies and fruits in. Once we get to the berries, it's a little easier, because we are a berry monster. We want to sit in the cart again and eat our berries right out of the box (now you'd know why all our shirts are blue, purple and pink). After we load up our cart and check out, it's finally time for - going potty ofcourse! (all those berries) Then we have to beg somebody to keep an eye on our cart while we go upstairs and find the bathroom.
So it was different even to do grocery shopping by myself. Then I ran out of things to do, because it was pouring outside. I went home, but there was nobody at home! So I sat around for another hour, eating almonds and reading my book, then to the mall. At the mall, at about 8 PM, I went to a movie ("Thank You For Smoking"). Then I drove back home, thoroughly sick of being by myself, and found Summy was already asleep.
When Mothers Day came on Sunday, Summy gave me a card she had picked out, a pretty little necklace that she and her Daddy got for me, and said "Happys (sic) Mothers Day!". I was happy to spend the rest of the day at home, and Summy and I played a lot.
I forgot, on Friday I got a card from Summy that she made in preschool, a piece of paper with her picture on it and her quote on the bottom "I love my mommy because she plays with me everyday!".