I'm making it easy this year and buying all my presents early. Then I am going to wrap them in my favorite wrapping paper (probably the comics), put big Christmas bows on them and make tags that say, "To the best mom in the whole world. We love you!" Also, I might misspell some words just to add to the authenticity.
Here's what I'm getting so far:
1. A good sports bra/s. Now, I have needed some new sports bras for a while (sorry if that's TMI), but one recent incident spurred me into action. A friend of mine was on TV while running. Yes, you read that correctly. TV news cameras filmed her while she was running - pushing her three? kids in a STROLLER (yeah, she's kind of like superwoman). And, the next day instead of basking in the glory of her 15 seconds of fame her comment to a few of us was, "Man, I need a better sports bra." I laughed pretty hard at that, but then I got serious and kind of freaked out. What if I am filmed sometime soon running??? What would it be like??? It would be like (or, would have been like, since I've already started using my new bras - you're welcome) the song, "Do your ears hang low?" Not pretty.
2. A purse. I think I've gotten a purse every Mother's Day since I became a mother. That would add up to 11 purses if I bought the $400 kind, but since I don't it adds up to one purse. But, it's cute:
|www.squidoo.com I don't think that's the one I actually got, but close enough and I'm too lazy to go take a photo of mine.|
"Aw," you ask, "How is that for Mother's Day?"
I know. It's like when you secretly wish that for Mother's Day you could spend the day completely alone, right? Who does that??? (Probably some evil people. I've certainly never thought that.) Okay. So, my trip really isn't for Mother's Day, but kinda. My niece over at Fit Foodies. Healthy Life. is tying the knot at this gorgeous place.
Scroll through till you see the gal in the tub. That's gonna be me. Don't worry - I won't photograph myself....well, I might. But, I won't post about it....unless I do. I'll warn you first, though, so you can get ready to poke your eyes out with sharp sticks.
Hubby gets to stay home with our four kids. (WHEEEEE! He's excited.) I was careful to tell him, "It's okay, babe. It's a round trip ticket."
4. Another bathing suit. So, remember last year? When I almost proposed to the bathing suit saleswoman after she saw me naked? Well, funny thing. She gave me a little confidence in the area of shopping for bathing suits. Possibly a little too much because now I really want one of these suits with "high waisted knickers."
|Apparently confidence when gotten at the hands of a blunt bathing suit saleswoman is dangerous.|
Don't worry. I'm waiting on this Mother's Day gift because 1. I still have my winter weight and may keep it on through the summer, and 2. These suits are not ruched in the bust, nor slimming in the waist, so I clearly would not be following her suit advice to me.
5. Popcornopolis. This may be a gateway drug, you guys. Oh my GAWD. My family and I are popcorn junkies. If popcorn was illegal, we would all live in the pokey. Now, I must confess, I've pretty much eaten all of this present, so the chance that it actually gets wrapped and given to me is slim to none (unlike my waistline after consuming it). I am a bit of a popcorn snob if I've never told you guys. I abhor microwave popcorn. I only eat homemade or gourmet. Recently we got a huge tin of this stuff which I thought was pretty great stuff. But, I gotta tell you guys, Popcornopolis is DELICIOUS and way better. I am deeply in love. AND, I was researching important stuff on Pinterest last night and I found out there is an actual store in Austin. So, since I already ate all of my present I told hubby and the kids that they are gonna take me there for Mother's Day! (I know they're excited.)
That's it for now. I'm sure I'll think of some more stuff I can't live without. (Depending on their budget maybe a boob job to go with my new bras is in order?) Happy Pre-Mother's Day Days!