Mother's Day often means brunch, flowers, homemade cards, maybe a coffee mug with a mom saying on it. The routine kind of Mother's Day happenings. In our house it for sure means one thing - breakfast in bed. It started when our oldest was 3 years old. She has a book about a girl who makes her mom breakfast in bed for Mother's Day while the rest of the family sleeps the morning away. (This adorable story led to our daughter, at age 3, attempting to make us breakfast in bed at 1am. Nate found her on the kitchen counter trying to get bowls out of the cupboard. It was so stinkin' adorable and a note to self to childproof a bit better!)
The reality is, breakfast in bed is messy. It often has Nate and I trying not to spill coffee or squash blueberries on our white duvet cover. The kids are bouncing around, each trying to sneak bites of our sloppily, lovingly made yogurt parfaits or fruit-topped waffles. It's a little chaotic. But, despite trying to avoid having to bleach our bedding post-breakfast, we love it. I wouldn't have Mother's Day any other way. Our big girl feels so proud of her breakfast creations. I get coffee without any effort (dad helps with that part). We're all super close to each other on our mattress. It's a tradition I hope the kids keep alive for a really long time. I'm a sucker for tradition, nostalgia, and keeping my babes close.
Please tell me in the comments below, Mamas, how do you do Mother's Day? How does your family celebrate you? (Breakfast in bed, homemade cards, flowers?) How do you celebrate you? (A massage or pedicure?) And how do you celebrate your mama? I can't wait to hear!