Have you ever seen anything cuter? We have decided, by the way, that I will be Nanagram--assuming of course that Wren doesn't make up her own variation. Kayti liked "Grammie", and I liked "Nana." So--Nanagram! This makes me laugh every time I say it, so I think that's a good thing.
We always celebrated Mother's Day in my family but we never did a certain thing on that Sunday. This year we are going to Mother's Day brunch at our favorite new (tiny) restaurant on the town square here. They do fabulous brunches every Sunday (this is not a use-up-the-week's-leftovers-buffet) so I'm sure this will be wonderful. Maybe we'll start a tradition. I'm so excited for my daughter on HER first Mother's Day!
REDS, do you have any special traditions?
HALLIE EPHRON: My husband gets me flowers (tulips, please) on Mother's Day which is lovely to get. Or sometimes chocolate turtles from Phillips Candy House which is near us. And I milk it, trying not to do anything I don't feel like doing. This will be my daughter's third year as a mom, too. I wish she lived nearby enough to take her to brunch.
|Hallie and her girls|
|Susan and Mattie|
|Lucy and her mom|
|Hank and her mom|
JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING: Hugs to both of you. You help me realize how grateful I am to have my mom still with us - which makes it sound like she's tottering on deaths doorway, when she'd anything BUT! My brother and sister and I all live a good eight hours away from her, so Mother's Day on that end means cards and flowers and phone calls. The phone calls nowadays are on Skype, so we all get to see each other, at least.
On my end, it's usually a pretty low-key Mother's Day. When I had three little kids, Ross's present to me was getting them out of the house early, so I could sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast, and actually read a few chapters in a book. Heaven! Now my kids are 23, 22 and 15, and my big present is that Youngest came home from boarding school for the weekend! Our plans today? Snarf down something quick, go to church, and then race off to see CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR before getting Youngest on the bus back to school.
Writing all that, I see I am a very lucky woman to spend time with both my mother and my children today!
|Julia and her sister Barb with their mom|
READERS, we wish you a Happy Mother's Day, in all its incarnations. Tell us how you celebrate!
(My plan? After the scrumptious brunch, lie in the hammock and do NOTHING.)