Monday, May 6, 2019

For The First Time, Lisa Did Not Offer Me This Gift For Mother's Day

Mother's Day is less than a week away. Usually, a week before now, Lisa asks me if I'd like a night or a weekend away at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. Just me. A luxury room with a hot tub where I can submerge my entire body up to my neck. Room service. A massage. Quiet. Unlimited cocktails. No interruptions. Lisa has offered this gift since 2013. But this year, she did not. 

That. Made. Me. Happy.

I'm not going to lie, the temptation is there. 


I could not imagine spending Mother's Day Weekend away from Lisa, our kids, and our home. 

You can read more about that sentiment here

I know that Lisa means well. She's very much aware of the struggles I face each and every day being a Work At Home Dog Mom. 

I begin my work day at 4 a.m. Sometimes earlier. 

Then, after Lisa leaves for work at 5:30 a.m., I'm on my own until she gets home. As of late, she's been working extremely long hours. Some evenings, she doesn't get home until close to 8 p.m. 

During that time, I've had to deal with everything from unnecessary disturbances to freaky weather and everything between.

Sure, the kids and I have managed, but there are days when maintaining that balance is a little more trying than others. 

But, we take it day by day and we get through our days with flying colors. Lisa comes home to a clean house. A hot dinner. Our kids are happy and content. 

We give each other a high five. 

Lisa has always been generous with expressing her gratitude for all of that. That has included her offer for an overnight or weekend away a couple of weeks before Mother's Day.

I always express my thanks, but decline. 

Again, I don't want to be away from Lisa or our kids or our home on Mother's Day.

I want to be here

In the moment. 

Embracing our life and our kids. 

Spending it alone in a luxury hotel room would not provide any of that. 

Finally, this year, Lisa got it

She didn't offer me that gift. 

That. Made. Me. Happy. 

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