My First Mothers Day with 3 Kids and No Husband

6:30 a.m. and Jackson comes in. He asks for the chocolate he knew Grandma had left for him the night before. I told him that it wasn't time to wake up. 6:35 a.m. "Is it time to wake up yet", he asks. I tell him I have my alarm set and when it goes off, that's when we wake up.
6:42 a.m. "Can we have chocolate yet?" "Not yet."
6:45 a.m. "Is it time yet?"

Do you get the picture?

So I got out of  bed promptly at 7 o'clock a.m. on Mothers Day Sunday morning so that I could get Jackson his chocolate.

My angel of a mom came over to help me get the kids ready for church. Sadie complained of being tired. Jackson of being cold. Because of these tragedies, they couldn't eat their breakfast.

So we got dressed. Jackson would only get dressed when promised that he could watch the 1980's version of the Transformers show. He loves it. Sadie only wanted to wear the purple dress that Chocolate Milk Grandma (Jolyne) got her. She didn't want to wear her flip floppy shoes becase they are too hard to walk in.

We made it out the door. We were on time.

Even with a husband this never happens. Its my mom I tell ya. She's awesome.

They sang "Mother I love you" in sacrament meeting. They have been practicing all week long. It was adorable and lovely. One of my favorite things is Jacksons long drawn out notes at the end of a verse or song. Apparantly kids stare at him in Primary. I'll beat some kids. Ugh. That's why I don't want him to leave home. I want to protect him from rood kids. I'm gonna be that mom that everyone hates. Yup. I can see it now.

Anyway, we survived all of church. I didn't have to do anything except hold my baby. Talk to my mom though, and she'll tell you a different story. She had Sadie in her lap the whole time and got lucky enough to be called on to substitute last minute. So fun. She came out from church and said she was exhausted. I get it!

Currently Jackson is making up his own version of  "Heavenly Father has sent me to you." This line is being sung in somewhat of a rap form. I like it.

It's only been a week of him being gone. I am surviving. In fact, I'm grateful. No I'm not. Not yet. But I am learning.

I love my kiddos. Jackson and Sadie are drawing in his Phineas and Pherb notebook. Without prompting Jackson drew this:


Then he said, "This means choose the right". Omg. I'm so excited. Thank you Primary! He loves the song that goes with it. I'm seriously jumping for joy. Well not literally, because that would be ugly. But inside I am. I see these little milestones every day with him and Sadie both. It both delights me and makes me SO sad. Can't they be little forever?

Sadie has a mouthful of corn.


1 comment

  1. Happy Mother's Day to you my friend! And to your Mom too....will you tell her I wish her a Happy Mother's Day? You're doing great!