Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a working mom or a combination of the two, there are bound to be days that don't turn out as you had planned. And you know what, that's motherhood.
Mazy visited us last night at 2 a.m. -- sore throat, fever, headache. I knew then my vacation day from work to go quilt shopping was probably doomed. I won't lie. I was bummed out. Very bummed out. I'd been looking forward to a "Keesia day" for a long time. It's not often I take a day off to do something for me without at least one member of the family along for the fun. And that's by choice, I love spending time with them and don't want or need much "Keesia time." But every once in awhile, it's fun to plan a day with friends, like my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, to get away and focus on what I want.
But that didn't happen. And you know what, I still had a great day. Mazy was sweet and thankful for every bottle of water, ice cream treat and movie I watched with him. We had an unexpected surprise at 9 a.m. when the power went out... Thank goodness it was a sunny Groundhog's Day in the 50s! We looked at scrapbooks, reminisced about trips to Cape Cod and Chicago. Planned future trips to Cape Cod and Chicago. Played some games. Created a huge war between tiny pirate ships and sea creatures. And at noon, MidAmerica had reattached the power line to our house and restored our power.
We went to Hardee's for an unhealthy lunch and then to Casey's for ice cream treats and a mango fruit drink. We watched "Mega Bug Wars" on Discovery Channel and then "Captain America." Now we're watching "Spiderman" -- little brother Bo's choice.
It wasn't the day I expected. But it was a good day to be a mother.