Happy Mother’s Day.
I read an article about Anna Jarvis who is responsible for Mother’s Day, who protested the commercialism of the holiday and is said to have been against the day she is responsible for. The things you learn.
I’m not opposed to the idea of Mother’s Day, but I am very opposed to the commercialism of the day.
So what happened for Barb on Mother’s Day?
She had to make beer battered fish and chips with the kids. Normally I cook, but last night there was a flurry of kitchen activity. Two opposite end of the spectrum meals were being made at the same time: brinner (breakfast for dinner) and fish and chips. Toss in some ceviche. Unfortunately when two opposite meals are competing in a tiny kitchen one has to lose and that was fish and chips. Not wanting the fish to go to waste, Barb who was cooking the meal with the kids as part of an allowance deal with the kids had to carry on today.
Since she was cooking, my gift to her other than 50 Shades of Grey Unrated was to keep the day quiet. This is tougher than it sounds. The kids are…well kids, which means lots of noise, fighting, and general mayhem. And my job to keep them in line for one day.
As I reach for my fifth aspirin, I hope she enjoyed the quiet. I know all of us enjoyed the fish and chips.