Notes about Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there in mom land!! (I know, I know I am one day late, but the sentiment is still there.
I was awakened yesterday by a very sweet little un-mothers day card from my bubs, thanking me for my patience and care of the mean cheese, even when she is at her meanest and cheesiest. He also signed it with wonderful little words of love, and the promise of no babies, republican or democrat (you see every day when I take my pill I refer to it as "no republican babies" because I don't want kids, and I know if I had one it would contain some of Keith's Republican upbringing...).
Anyway, I thought that the card was very sweet though I am opposed in full force to the idea of me being "a mom". I know, it's odd, as a woman I should feel that maternal pull, but I don't. In fact even when I was a little girl and the neighbor girls would all come over to play house, I was never one that fought for the right to be the mom character.
Sure, we had the little girl who wanted to be the dad all the time, and looking back now I am left wondering if you can be bisexual at age 7, if it's possible this girl totally was, as she always tried to kiss me on the mouth.
anyway....then there were the two girls who would fight, and I mean FIGHT over who got to be the mom, I can hear them now screaming at each other, one of them saying "you're toofat to be the mom" and the other punching the little blond one right in the arm.
So anyway, eventually the fight would end, one would be the mom, the other got the second most coveted role of "baby", leaving me to decide for myself who I wanted to be, and I always chose the same thing....the neighbor.
Yes, I chose to be the neighbor.
So when the other three girls were busy getting their house ready so we could start playing I was doing the same thing, in my own space.
I remember brining books and my mom's clothes and sort of setting them places in what my imagination now tells me was a cramped little artist studio.
The game was basically all the girls doing "house things" and the one being the baby doing a lot of crying, and the one being the dad coming over to my "studio" and trying to kiss me....and me swatting her away.
SO where is my point in all of this??? I guess I have no point really just....I don;t want to be a mom, but I do like getting cards.
ok, it's still early and I am typing away as fast as I can because our electricity keeps going out, and was out for a large portion of Saturday...eeek.
ok, so you are seeing all these beautiful photos and you are wondering to yourself, wow....what a beautiful little gift set, where can I get something like that???
Well my loves, this gift set was put together by the amazing Karen Beth, for my mom for Mother's Day, and let me just tell you when I spoke with my Mom yesterday she was over the moon happy, and even asked if I could mail all gifts to Karen Beth first so she could prepare them and turn them into magic.
You see, KB did all of this just after asking me some questions about my mom, what she likes, what she doesn't etc. I also know she is going to be doing theme boxes, like starter craft kits, and beginners yoga....AMAZING!! It is still up in the air whether or not she will be allowed to sell them on etsy, but I know you can contact her through her blog about it too.
I really think you should all contact her, like NOW!!! I am already planning on having her do something for my mom's birthday coming up.
ok, I could gush forever about it and her, but the short of it is, Karen Beth put something together that made my mom happy and made her feel really special, more so than I could have with just a silly card or an awkward phone call where I try to be vulnerable but we just end up fighting.
now... shop news!!!
thank you all for your nice things you said about my little attempts at drawing, I am really trying at it so the encouragement you have given me is worth more than you could know. Also, the note box I listed on Saturday sold right away, I have a new one up right now, and I am not sure when/if I will be doing more, as you see, I am low, low, low on supplies.
Speaking of supplies, I will be updating my supply shop later this morning, last time I did an update almost everything was gone right away (which was a huge surprise).
ok, that is enough babble for now.