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When I was in college I had a license plate frame that said, ‘Yield to the Princess.’ I drove this old Mercedes and anyone who knew me well would get a good giggle, with a little eye roll, and say, Perfect.
I’m not joking when I say I was going to have a husband who made millions, live in a mansion, and have a personal maid and chef wait on me. I did not (and really STILL do not) like to cook or clean.
My mom used to tell us over and over, until we were sick to death of hearing it, that she did not like being our maid. There were three of us kids and we lived in a decent sized house. Over the years she worked some, had her own business, and did everything a great mom does, including cooking all of our meals, chauffeuring us all around down, house cleaning, laundry, dishes, you name it.
I know I was not much help. Wait, I was not any help. I took her for granted.
I do hope on Mother’s Day each year that I let her know how much I appreciated her, because I know I never said it out loud. My brothers and I did do breakfast in bed, homemade cards, and told her she didn’t have to lift a finger that day. ha!
One of the biggest memories of my childhood revolves around Mother’s Day and is one reason I miss home so much. Each year, our family went to our local Beaux Arts Fair full of artisans and craftors, showing off their goods. All of us, boys included, looooved this day and event. We would eat grilled pork sandwiches while wandering the aisles of handmade jewelry, glass, pottery, and even a few toys. Mom would carefully pick out which treasure she’d want for her gift that year. I would leave there already excited to come back the next year.
These days, I am the maid and I find myself saying the exact same things to my kids. No husband that makes millions or a chef to cook our dinners, but I’m cool with it.
I love watching my kids on Mother’s Day as they make me breakfast in bed, color their cards, and take me away for a day of family fun.
Memories that I will never forget.
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