The perfect metaphor for my life

by katherine on May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day is right around the corner…such a great time to reflect on mothering and motherhood and junk…

Well, Rylee finally figured out the theme she wanted for her birthday party this year. Angry Birds won out over Dora, but I don’t think by much. In order to keep the momentum going toward AB, I started planning right away and made sure to keep her involved as much as possible. And so, 4-ish weeks before the date of the party we worked on the invitations. I downloaded a free AB invite from here and when filling in the info, I let Rylee choose the colors. We printed them out the next day, I let her do some of the cutting and she glued the invites onto colored backing.

That same night, I went into our “office” to look for the extra 5×7 envelopes I keep on hand for occasions just like this only could not find them anywhere. I figured, no big deal, I’d go to the store and pick some up on my lunch break or something.

Then a week came and went and those invites continued to sit.

Then with less than 2 weeks until party time, I hit a stroke of laziness genius. I snapped a photo of the invite on my phone and texted it to our friends with the following message:

Soooo…do me a favor and pretend that you got this in the mail and that I’m not just too lazy to go buy envelopes. Deal? I hope everyone can make it!

P.S. this is a group text because I’m also too lazy to send this individually.

Not exactly what I had planned, but it got the job done.

Then a couple of days after that, I was looking through my crafting stuff trying to think of creative ways to make this life size Angry Birds game I’ve promised Rylee. While I was thinking about whether or not just wrapping up different size boxes in birthday wrapping paper would come across as lazy or festive I found the 5×7 envelopes I knew I had…

Sitting in a pile of crap on our desk…

half-addressed for family and friends…

not yet stamped…

sealed up with Reese’s 6-week/newborn photos.

Six.Week.Photos. She’s NINE MONTHS OLD!

So…my reflection for Mother’s Day…mothering? Yep. I do it. Kinda.

I saw a photo floating around Facebook last weekend and I think I’ve found my new motto…

World’s okayest mom!

Happy almost Mother’s Day!


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1 Erin May 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Love it. As long as they're loved, the rest is just details. ;)


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