Being a mother is the toughest job in the universe! No pay, no rest, on stand by 24-hours, no sick leave, a job that no one can take it for granted and it is a permanent job once you apply for it till your last breath!
With my firstborn
I have been a mother for 9 years now and every bitter sweet of motherhood is a lifetime experience that money can't buy. So it is not really a "job" in that pretext but something you choose to be. Raising someone you opted to bring to this world is a privilege, and calling it something else is ignorant and condescending.
Today, like any other days because I still tend to their needs and getting the house running. But I get some surprise elements and more hugs and kisses than usual from my family. They appreciate what I do for them and on this day, they make me feel special. It makes all the sacrifices and sweats more worthy.
And I have being a full time stay-at-home-mum for more than 2 years now. A great achievement for me, but believe me, some day I wish for a different scenario. Have a career, earn own money and pay for someone to look after the kids. But I have no regret with my decision to be a SAHM. It makes me stronger beyond my imagination and I grow closer with my children than before.
My Mother's Day breakfast - mee suah soup
A Mother's Day photo with my precious
Wall mural opposite the Taman Budaya's carpark
This morning before church, we drove to the Reservior Park (Taman Budaya) for a walk. The kids were happy. Well, Mother's Day isn't just about me (mum). The kids are a big part of me; without them, there would not be any Mother's Day for me. They enjoyed the short walk and sun. And what matters the most is that they are happy. They are happy and I am happy too.
This evening, my hubby took charge of the kitchen and cooked us dinner.
Grilled lambs in rosemary sauce; and salad with bacon bits in low-fat venaigrette
Accompanied by a glass of red wine
At least he did the cleaning and dishes too so I basically just sit down and relax (although it was hard on my part as I cannot stand him taking charge of my territory for few hours! Lol!)
Did I receive any gift today? You bet. Another perfume from dearest to add to my fragrance collection.
And Jay gave me his school's craft too few days ago.
This morning my girl presented me her hand-made card and wrote a poem and song for me.
Happy Mother's Day to me, my mum, my mum-in-law, sis-in-law, cousins and my fellow blogger mums! Hope you girls have a Happy Day today.