Mothers day pressies Rock!
Ahh, I am so blessed. I had a terrific mothers day indeed. I received the perfect card and the perfect pressie from my fabulous perfect daughter. The key to this perfect pressie was that I took lil't shopping. I selected the toppingest teacup and saucer with her assistance, and she excitedly paid for it. Nana helped her with the card creation earlier in the week.
Our day began grocery shopping in the morning with my sister and nephew, we had a lovely time but i have to say I am sooo glad my child is no longer a toddler. 8 year old kids are FANTASTIC! Lil't helped entertain a mildly grisly 2 year old C-man while Aunty and I wrangled with some stupidmarket shopping. Truly a fantastic Kid!
|Mmmmm. My favourite tea cup and my favourite Clash tee shirt. Worlds collide in this household!|
In the evening, after drinking about 12 cups of tea, I forced lil't to watch 42nd Street (yes I forced her, she wanted to bugger off). She declared numerous times that it was boring, which she often seems to do with black and white films, yet eventually fell under its spell which included singing along and tap dancing on the carpet.
The film is 79 years old! Kinda blew me away. The costumes are amazing, but the best costumes are in the finale, they are incredibly foxy, garter belts, furry numbers with glittery tummies and cut WAY up to there. Lady GaGa et al really aren't that crazy with their costuming, nearly everything has been done before - except perhaps the meat frock and the cigarette sunnies. (lil't is a huge fan of said artist).
Overall a lovely, cosy and rainy Mothers Day.
|Busby Burkeley Styling on 42nd Street. This impressed her!|
Mothers day is a bit of a big deal for lil't. As her dad is no longer with us, Fathers day can prove a bit of a problem and Mothers day is extra important for her. When she was at school they were pretty dang insensitive about it, what with making the kids make things for their fathers, having the massive fathers day stall and all that exciting stuff. While I don't expect they would ever do anything as drastic as getting rid of such events, I was always amazed they never offered the kids with no dad (or mum) an alternative or some consideration. And I am very aware that she is not the only kid who has such a weight in her life. There are kids who have never met their dad, or whose mum has gone off the rails, or sometimes much worse.
The generic treatment of kids at school means that often teeny little kids are left feeling really hurt and punished. Lil't had a male teacher in grade 1 who was very considerate of her situation, but sadly that is not the common rule and sadly he left the school. Some people may say suck it up as we can't possibly cater for everyone, but I say be thoughtful with children and they may just grow up to be thoughtful adults, I also believe we can cater for everyone, its a thing known as love and care. We can't keep punishing children for their situations. Being a mum and a dad for the last 3 years has been a tough job but I have had to do it, I think I am doing A-Ok and she really is coping incredibly well.
Big hugs to all the mums and dads out there who are doing it a little bit harder than everyone else, and big hugs to every other parent too.
We all need hugs.