I know I’m almost a week late, but I still want to send out a Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I had a wonderful Mother’s Day thanks to the hubs and the little one. I feel truly blessed to be a mom, and although I don’t need a special day or gifts to celebrate it was nice to have that family time and pampering.
Ben feels he “owes” me quite a few birthday and Christmas presents because there have been plenty of years when we just couldn’t afford gifts. Personally the gift isn’t what’s important to me. Just spending the day celebrating with my family is all I need, but he decided he wanted to make up all those “lost” present opportunities by going all out for Mother’s Day this year now that his new job allows him to do so.
So, I woke up Mother’s Day morning to breakfast in bed courtesy of Ellie throwing a Burger King bacon, egg, and cheese croissant at me lmao! Ben said they tried to make me pancakes, but things didn’t go very well in the kitchen (I saw the aftermath and no it wasn’t pretty), so they gave up and opted for the drive thru option. Then they came home and attempted to wrap my presents. Now, you have to understand Ben doesn’t do gift wrap. If something needs wrapped he passes it on to me and forgets about it. I always have gift wrapping supplies and gift bags on hand, but he is absolutely clueless as to where I keep everything. He did manage to find the tape and a few sheets of blank paper, so he taped the paper over the pictures of the item on the box and wrote “Happy Mother’s Day” in big letters before letting Ellie scribble on it! As um…unique…as that was Ellie’s wrapping job was even better.
We recycle as much as we can, so if a gift bag isn’t available hiding a present for each other in a few grocery bags is not uncommon. Yeah, we’re redneck like that, but we’re saving the environment one bag at a time, right? Ellie took it one step further and recycled the Burger King carryout bag into my gift bag. She was beaming ear to ear when she crawled up on the bed with that BK bag and placed it in my lap, and that made it the best wrapping job ever!
So what did I get? Ben gave me the Keurig B60 Special Edition. I’ve wanted a Keurig for a very long time, and I adore it! Ellie gave me a mini travel sewing machine I’ve also been wanting. As much as I would like to have a really nice sewing machine with all the bells and whistles I would never use it. I spotted the mini one a couple weeks ago and told Ben it would be perfect for clothing repairs and sewing bows, just what I need, and that’s just what I got. I love that the sewing machine runs off batteries (you can also buy a 6v adapter), so I can use it anywhere without worrying about where the plugins are. Yesterday I sewed a few bows outside on the patio while Ellie ran around and played!
I’ve already gotten so much use out of both of my presents. The entire family is enjoying the Keurig, even Ellie. Someone gave me a few of the hot chocolate k cups, and even though I don’t like the watered down taste Ellie is loving them. When I make my coffee in the morning she asks “Mama, you make me hot chocolate, too?”, so of course I must!