Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Low Key Mother's Day...

It was a very Pikachu Mother's Day.

Because, you know, I love him so.

Wait, you didn't know that?
You're in good company, because *I* didn't know it either.

But my handmade card, and the puzzle that accompanied it have made me a convert.

Pika Pi!


Pikachu Puzzle


Aside from the Pikachu-ing*, it was perhaps the most low key Mother's Day ever. In fact, I'm almost embarrassed to tell you just how I spent it - because it makes me sound like the world's most crap mother...

I spent much of Mother's Day by myself. That was Bubba and Schecky's gift to me. And I know that that sounds awful - but it was so. what. I. needed.

Actually, I think that it was good for us all - I just desperately needed to be left alone, and Schecky desperately needed some "Dad time" - so they did boy stuff of a mysterious nature while I did my own things: some napping, some reading, some movie watching, etc. Nothing exciting, but it was what I craved. I drank it up like Schecky drank up Bubba's undivided attention - both of us gulping it in like water in the desert...

So, as awful as it is to say "For Mother's Day, I asked my family to get lost" - that's pretty much what I did.
Thank you, Bubba and Schecky for understanding...
Or perhaps, for not understanding, but for playing along anyway...

Pika Pi!




And as long as we're talking about what a selfish troll I've been lately... :)

Thanks to everyone who has commented lately, and the so many of you who have sent emails with suggestions, kind wishes, etc. A number of you have sent emails which begin with "Please don't think that I'm overstepping" or "please don't take this the wrong way", and end with "but have you considered seeing someone about this???"

And please, please, please know that I am not offended, nor am I taking it the wrong way. I am, however, deeply moved by how many of you have been so kind as to offer a helping hand! How could I possibly be offended by that...

Also - it's nothing that I haven't pondered on myself. I am hoping that this is situational, rather than a chemical imbalance - and that by changing the situation, I can pull myself out of it. So going to try that route first.

However, if I am unsuccessful - I will go and see someone or talk to someone real about this. I promise.

As much as I hate to sound like some June Cleaver-era woman, who can't survive without her man - things seem brighter already just knowing that Bubba should be home to stay. Also - Mother's Day doughnut aside, I'm also making a concerted effort to eat better, and get some exercise, etc. Just taking care of my sad neglected self. And - I actually slept well last night, for the first time in weeks. Amazing how much of a difference that makes...

Babysteps, you know...


*Bless You!
(is it wrong that I want to say that every single time that Schecky starts telling me about Pikachu???)

16 comments:

autum said...

I think your Mother's Day sounds perfect. Me time is a luxury to moms and many times the best present you can get.
Pikachu is still around? Casey was very much into Pokemon cards when he was about Schecky's age. I bet there are still some cards around here somewhere.

Jodi said...

Good for you for taking care of you. It sounds like it was a great day for everyone in the family!

TinkerBlue said...

Low key is sometimes the best.

rohanknitter said...

I think Mother's Day needs to be all about what mom needs - whatever that may be!
Aren't homemade cards the best!?

MéLisa said...

You know I am no mom (unless you count my 4 legged baby) but I know that I need tom me time & there is only the hubby & dog that I have to deal with! You have been dealing with a lot the last few months & totally deserved to have some LLA time! I am happy that your Good Eggs were so good to Mama Egg!

Debbie said...

sounds like a fabulous way to spend Mother's Day!!!

Kim said...

Hugs!!! I think that a low key Mother's Day sounds great. And, I don't think that its bad to want time for yourself. Moms should get whatever they want on Mother's Day!

Katkat said...

Having a day alone IS the best Mother;s Day gift ever. And you really needed it!

bekka said...

what a perfect way to spend mother's day. and the handmade card? isn't that the best. wow. low key is so great. i love low key. i spent mother's day with my mom. she gave me a crochet refresher course, then we drove out to Washington county/JBO where she and my step-dad bought property a few years ago. we laid on a quilt that her mom made for me and i educated her about horses!

so glad to hear that you're sleeping better now! hip hip hooray!

beki said...

Your mother's day sounds wonderful! I could sure use a day like that.

jen said...

i once had this design professor while getting my BFA who was 40 years old and obsessed with Pikachu! She even had a little furry one hanging off her briefcase. It used to crack me up all the time.

my mom used to tell us to get lost sometimes on mother's day when i was little. Ther is such a thing as too much beating up your sister i suppose.

laeroport said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL mother's day. Especially compared to the circus at our house. Much of my late 20s was spend in semi-solitude and I loved it. And now, oh, how I miss it.

Hugs to you, my friend! I am sure it is such a relief to have Bubba home.

Big Pissy said...

Well, it was your day after all. ;-)

Glad you enjoyed it!

Homemade cards ARE the best!

Leah said...

It does sound like a lovely day! Just what you need sometimes!

Chara Michele said...

It sounds like just the day you needed!

African Kelli said...

Really? Because I'm pretty sure that is exactly how mothers should get to spend their day. And we all know you are a kick ass mom. Just look at that little poet laureate you are raising. He is incredible and a reflection of his mama!