No-fuss holiday celebrations are the best all around.
When I became a mother 10 years ago, I learned for the first time that holidays were actually for other people. For better and for worse, when Christmas or the 4th of July or Thanksgiving rolled around, I was still on call, still needed–and yes, still loved.
Albeit tired. And maybe a little needy myself.
Now that the girls are growing up and demand far less of me, Mother’s Day still seems like a funny kind of holiday. A little artificial, but a nice thought nonetheless. (more…)