Motherhood is one of the hardest things I’ve ever taken on. (Please don’t get me wrong … I love BB with my entire heart but damn, mothering is exhausting and hard and confusing at times. I always feel that I have to qualify any negative thing I say about mothering with this kind of disclaimer. I mean I love my kid, I’m glad I’m his mom, I wouldn’t want to live without him but there are days when I’m convinced I’m not cut out for this motherhood stuff.) ANYWAY, my point is really to say that one of the perks of being a mom is that you get to be honored and spoiled on Mother’s Day. (And believe me, I take FULL ADVANTAGE of this extra holiday that I’ve only gotten to benefit from in the past 7 years.) Well, this year was particularly enjoyable as I was spoiled beyond belief and just wanted to publicly express my appreciation about the lovely gifts showered upon me and to say THANK YOU to my husband, Mr. Jenners (the organizing force behind this whole thing), and my children (BB and Romeo—my fur child).
So how did my day begin. With breakfast in bed of course!
The absolute best part of this gift (because, trust me, it wasn’t the food) was the drawing of me that BB put on the bag. Check it out!
After this, I was given a card and some chocolates from my fur-child, Romeo—the Havanese. Check out the card!
I was then treated to a scavenger hunt (which was handled quite creatively even though I misinterpreted almost every single clue given to me and needed Mr. Jenners to “cough” the answers in a sneaky way).
Look at what goodies I found along the way (cleaning out almost half my Amazon wish list).
I’m about halfway through The Lifeboat already and just loving it!!! “But Jenners,” you say, “how could you be halfway through a book you just got this morning?” Why, I was given glorious free time to read and nap! (Perhaps the best gift of all!!!!!!)
We also went to the movies this morning, and (for once) I got to see my own movie choice instead of the kid’s movie. While Mr. Jenners took BB to see Pirates: Band of Misfits, I got to enjoy Dark Shadows. (Totally fun!! Another great collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Also, yesterday BB and I saw The Avengers, which was total popcorn movie fun. The scene where the Hulk hits Thor near the end had the entire theatre breaking into laughter. It was marvelous!) We also ate lunch out at Don Pablo’s where I got to indulge in my latest obsession—sopapillas.
In all, it was the most delightful day. A perfect day in many ways. And the best part? Waiting for me in the freezer is my beloved Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream to end my day! To wrap up, I just want to have my Havana hottie (that would be Romeo) wish all of you a wondrous Mother’s Day. I hope your day was as lovely as mine.