Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

mother's day 2017

Saturday morning, I came home from running and found this: 
The big girls had decorated our chalkboard for Mother's Day.  The list in the middle seemed to be prophetic for actual Mother's Day....

Saturday afternoon both girls were coughing uncontrollably with a dry cough.  Well, in our house, that tends to be a side effect of an ear issue.  I gave them some natural options and was praying it would subside by Sunday morning.  Unfortunately, we were up at 4:30am with lots of coughing.  So, I knew we were headed to the doctor once it opened at 8am.
Jake made a yummy waffle breakfast. The girls had set the table the night before. Then I opened lots of wonderful art and a few gifts: new rainbows and 3 bracelets. Two of the bracelets are wooden bangles that the big girls hand painted.  I absolutely love them! 
After breakfast, I took the big girls to the doctor, while Jake headed to church with the littles.  Bummer!  After an examination, my predictions were correct.  Lily had swimmer's ear in her right ear and Ella had an ear infection in her left ear.  We then headed to get the prescriptions....that took a VERY long time.  
We had planned to do lunch downtown after church, but due to circumstances, we just did lunch at home and then headed toward naps. After naps we played at the beach for an hour or so, no ears were allowed to get wet.  Then we ate dinner at Mellow Mushroom on the way home.  That was a hit with everyone!

This will be a mother's day that I'll always remember.  It wasn't glamorous, but it is life as a mom.  Kids never get sick when its convenient.  Thankful for these FOUR who call me mom!