Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Best Job Ever
Being a mom is the coolest thing I've done to date. It totally trumps my part-time job as a graphic designer/copy editor and doesn't even come close to jobs I've held in the past -- selling pagers? brewing coffee? covering college sporting events? working the copy desk for a newspaper? Nope. Not even close.
On Mother's Day, I just felt warm and fuzzy all day long. It's such an amazing feeling to be called a "mom," and I'm so proud to be in good company with all the "moms" that have shaped my life. We had a wonderful Mother's Day and celebrated by partaking in brunch at a fancy local restaurant. I was so anxious about how Maribelle would behave at a restaurant that doesn't even have highchairs, but she totally proved me wrong, as always, and was such a well-behaved little girl. She even flirted with the table next to us and scored an 18-month-old boyfriend (but Jeremy informed her that she's grounded). Jeremy gifted me with a stash of fun money to do some much-needed clothes shopping (thank you babe!!!), and Maribelle gave me the gift that keeps on giving, at least for a week or so: a cold.
This was her as we shopped for flowers before brunch -- not a happy camper, and pretty much how I feel right about now: