My Way of Celebrating Mother’s Day
I have to be honest, celebrating a calendar Holiday is not what our family does best. We sometimes cook the Thanksgiving turkey a day late, or early, and one year we put the Christmas tree up before Halloween, just for fun. We truly believe in living life to the fullest every day, and celebrating life every day. Sometimes it's a small thing, sometimes it's a big thing, and typically I don't want to create pressure for me or anyone in the family for making a certain holiday a perfect one. Sometimes we don't even celebrate all of the Holidays, and other times we go all the way. We have a weird tradition of not having many traditions.
We enjoy last minute surprises and there is nothing more fun than making breakfast for dinner or cooking birthday cakes on half-birthdays. I believe in celebrating love beyond Valentine's Day and that many calendar holidays and life in general brings too much pressure for moms, and in the case of Mother's Day, pressure for the husbands to make it a perfect one.
This said, we typically celebrate Mother's Day AND Father's Day at our home almost every Sunday. I think this probably started on one of these calendar holidays, but now it has become a custom that our kids cook a big brunch for us on Sundays, or we go out to eat a big brunch to celebrate our family. We eat dinner at home, everyone around the dinner table every day, but the Sundays have become our special days.
The kids tend to get upset if we are not having a big brunch cook-off on Sundays. My daughter has become a master at making crepes, and last weekend the kids made the best banana bread I had ever had. I enjoy the "Mother's Days" when I don't have to cook, and when kids are so proud that they are making something for me to enjoy. The best part? This doesn't just happen once a year.