So two of my daughters will be unavailable on Sunday; one will be leaving quite early that morning for a school mission trip to New Orleans, and the other has to work a double shift. Since all the kids wanted to be together to celebrate Mother's Day they decided that they would make today (Thursday) Mothers day at the angelmeg household.
Since mother's day isn't complete without Mass we started our celebration with a trip to daily Mass. We expected the Mass to be celebrated by our parish's acerbic associate pastor who has known my kids for nearly 13 years and would be totally incredulous that they chose to attend daily mass. They were ready though because they were planning to tell him that they were celebrating Mother's Day. To which they were sure he would retort that today wasn't Mother's Day. To this they were all (including the angelbaby) ready to say with a perfectly timed sneer "In Mexico it is."
They never got to use the line though, because the mass was said by our pastor. He was very happy to see the kids at Mass and never once questioned why they were there. We did get to see our previous pastor who is recently retired. He is looking really good and says that he has finally gotten the knack of retirement and is actually beginning to like it.
After Mass we stopped off and ordered Take Out from our favorite Chinese place on our way home. We haven't had good Chinese in a very long time so this was a real treat. We went all out and ordered all of our favorites and a few new items to try (moo shoo chicken for one).
Then I got to open my Mother's Day gift; a gift set from the movie Office Space, complete with a Initech coffee mug and red stapler and TPS Report covers and a mat for jumping to conclusions (along with a bunch of other things as well.) We love this movie and quote from it all the time around our house. One of my favorite lines is "I wouldn't say I have been missing work." When mrangelmeg needs our son to do things he does a great impression of Lumberg "Yeah, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come over and do this right now."
Then after dinner we watched the Thursday night lineup on NBC. Our favorite night of television. It just doesn't get much better than this.
And I still have Sunday to do whatever I want. Hmm wonder if I can get the other three kids to leave me alone all day. With all the video game systems in this house it might just work.
I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderful Mother's day with your kids.