Picture of Mother’s Day
My husband has been asking me for weeks what I want to do for Mother’s Day. Do I want to go out for brunch? Breakfast in bed? A day of pampering? What could he and Liam do to celebrate? The truth is, I don’t really need or want much fanfare. I’m not a huge fan of “hallmark holidays” like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Sure, I still celebrate them, but to me other than major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are now only two occasions a year that truly deserve some serious planning and celebration – Liam’s birthday and our wedding anniversary. Still, I knew he wanted to do something for me for Mother’s Day and I think I realized exactly what I want.
A few weeks ago, I found myself looking through the thousands of pictures we have taken since Liam was born – there are just so many cute ones. Pictures of Liam by himself, with various grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins, and family pictures of the three of us. It struck me how few pictures I had of Liam and me, the last of which was months ago, a long time in this little guy’s life. I guess I’m so frequently the one taking pictures that I’m not often in them, and when I am it tends to be the more formal family or group shot. The most recent one I could find is below – Liam had just turned one! So for Mother’s Day this year what I want is simple – a mother son picture that I can frame and put on my desk at work. I think it just might become a Mother’s Day tradition.
What do you really want for Mother’s Day this year?
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