Mother’s Day seems like such a simple concept and I suppose it was when we were young. It was a day that we as kids would make a mess out of the kitchen and make breakfast that was probably not even edible and we would give our mother’s a “clay pot” we made at school that looked more like a warped coffee mug with a flower in it. Luckily Dad most likely planned on an “early lunch” to take us all out for a Mother’s Day celebration and as we would get ready Dad would wipe down the counters, cabinets, and maybe even the ceiling after our adventure in the kitchen.
As a mother, there really is nothing more cute then hearing the clanking of pots and pans, of the refrigerator door opening and shutting and opening and hoping you hear it shut again but since they are your kids, you are not too sure. Hearing the little footsteps climbing up the stairs caring a tray clanking with each step as your children approach your bedroom is adorable.
As we get older, there are complications with Mother’s Day. If you are fortunate enough to still have your mother around, you have to celebrate with her. If you are married, you have to be mindful of your mother-in-law. All of a sudden, “your day” has turned out to 3 people’s day. There is a lot to juggle but what else is new for us mothers. We are always juggling things, right?
I come from the mindset that as long as we have our mothers around and alive even if we are mothers ourselves, the pecking order of importance is seniority. I am grateful to have my mother still around as well as my mother-in-law. Lucky for me, my mother and mother-in-law get along and are actually social after all these years.
What works for our home is that we do a joint Mother’s Day at our house. My husband BBQ’s, our kids and nieces and nephews swim and we make S’Mores around our fire-pit for dessert. We are lucky that everyone is close by and we love that our home in the San Fernando Valley is the place to congregate and days like Mother’s Day celebrations build memories in our home for our children. Multigenerational celebrations seem to be a thing of the past with society’s crazy schedules but we love them and find them very important.
Please share with me how you celebrate your Mother’s Day. If you are looking for a home to celebrate in the years to come, please give me a call or search on my website for you next dream home. Thank you for reading and please like, share and comment.
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By Nicole Borkgren