Sunday, 10 March 2013

Celebrating Mama's Day the Gifts From The Pirates way

Although today is a really happy day I still get a little sad this time of year due to a bad relationship with my own Mom. When i was very little i wasn't really interested in Mother's or Father's Day, I even remember moaning to my sisters once that there should be a son and daughter day. Now I've got older I have realised that it wasn't just me being a selfish little shit but more that neither my Mom or my Dad made much of an effort with the others big day and if they did i honestly don't remember it? Which really just showed how unhappy they both were. I may not have my own mom in my life but i feel very lucky to have Mrs M's Mom, She more than makes up for what i am missing and i know she really loves me, Mrs M and the boys.


Mothers day is really important in our house because... well Mrs M is AMAZING. She really looks after all of us, not just the boys. Plus with everything that she went through during Opeie's pregnancy, treating her like a princess on Mother's day is the least we can do as a family to say thank you for being around (not that she's not treated like a princess every day). Mrs M puts everything she has in to the development of our boys, I think we're a great team. We have the same parenting views and I think that's really important when you have children plus (and it does help) we are so in love with each other and I have so much respect for her.

  Opeie is too young at the moment but I think i have explained to Seth how important the day is. He gets really excited so I know he understands. We've had sneaky half hours here and there over the last few weeks to prepare for the big event and the boys have been their usual creative selves. Seth decided that he wanted to make a card and create a canvas with all the things Mrs M loves. This included Giraffes, Miffy, Elf (the movie),Katy Perry, Trees,  Make Up, Singing, Orla Kiely, Rod Campbell, Flowers, Yankee candles and of course the four of us...


Opeie decided that he wanted his to be a reminder to Mommy of all the things he loves... well Spider-man to be precise...

What i loved most about this year was that Seth had some surprises of his own that even I didn't know about, Seth had obviously been busy at school and had brought home some things that he had made, wrapped and hidden in his school bag. Mrs M was very touched by the decoration he had made and the Certificate for 'Best Mom Award', It's quite an achievment but we all knew eventually she would get some serious recognition for it.


I'll leave you with Mrs M now as she wants to finish off this post and I'll excitedly but patiently wait for the next 3 months and 6 days (you know what I'm talking about).

I've had SUCH a lovely day! Yay for Mother's Day! My boys have made me some lovely things, bought me some lovely books, and drawn me some cute cards! Mother's day is such a lovely day, not just for myself, or my own Mom... I like to thank all Mother lovers, especially Midwives, Doulas, and other lovely people. Being a Mom is the best thing in the world, ever- creating a lovely family, full of lovely memories. The boys make me laugh so much, Seth, Opeie and Pauly 33.3% equally!

Seth said to me today " I'm not having a day off anymore, yesterday I had Tae Kwan Do, and had to tidy my room, and today I've had to do numeracy, I'm more exhausted when I'm at home than when I'm at school, I need a Holiday!"

Last night right before bed, Opeie counted to 10 by himself, without any prompting from us, and then looked so proud of himself. He then did some funny talking!

And Pauly, well, where do I start? We have the same humor, and be laugh all the time. I'm so lucky. He puts up with my crazy dancing in the midnight hours, and doesn't take the micky. I could sit and write all night about our crazy humor, and silly things we get upto. 


Being a Mom to my boys is lovely, I 'spose I kind of Mother Pauly too, as his Mother is a waste of space and hasn't been much of a Mom to him. However I don't mind, being a Mother to three is lovely, even if their combined age is 41.





9 comments:

Moma C said...

You guys are lovely! Thanks for sharing your Mothers day with us readers, sorry you don't have a mom. Cheryl Booth.

Kate Besha said...

Glad you had a great day Laura z

Anonymous said...

That's great to read, I don't know how you guys do it dell . Brilliant

Denise shortword said...

Hi gifts from the pirates . I'm so sad you don't have a mother , I don't know what I'd do without mine and I'm 44 ! I think that sometimes people are better out of ones life, but I can't imagine that being a mother ...... Well done on yiur behalf on becoming a confident and caring parent . I imagine your boys adore you .... Maryanns mother

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thanks Denise, I think sometimes in life you need to just cut your losses. I know i made the right decision to keep her at a distance and i definitely know that it is whats best for my boys. I just feel very lucky that i am now surrounded by people that love me. Thank you for reading and keep up the good work, i bet you daughter adores you also xx

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thanks for reading, how was your mothers day? my family more than makes up for the people that are not around which is lovely. hope your having a great week xx

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thanks for the comment, i feel very blessed to have three lovely boys x

Anonymous said...

Hey it's gwen , I just wanted to say i think it's a very brave topic , I was adopted at birth and always felt very angry towards my mother , I hope that one day she is able to realise where she went wrong & that you don't feel sad every Mother's Day .

Gwen x

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thanks for you comment Gwen and I'm sorry to hear that you have negative feelings towards your mother too. Unfortunately mine will never realise where she went wrong because she will always make out that she is the victim. I'm just so lucky that i am surrounded by people that really care about me and I'm sure you feel the same too. I really hope that things get easier for you as the years go by.

Pauly xxx

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