Let me count the ways...
1) I didn't have to get up until 7:30
2) Nicholas made and served breakfast: cereal and toast
3) Rebecca created a glittery card that everyone signed, even Ian
4) I got lots of of hugs
5) Katherine made lunch: spaghetti
6) All the kids made dinner: PBJ sandwiches
7) The girls made a cake, all by themselves. The boys added the secret ingredient (love).
8) Ian brought me two gorgeous silver necklaces made in Ethiopia, and a Swarovski crystal necklace that matches my watch
9) Jonathon made me a card and wrote Happy Mother's Day inside
10) Katherine did all the dishes in the sink without being asked
11) No one complained about letter writing or cleaning up or anything really
There was very little bickering all around. In fact at one point I had to go look for the kids because the house was too quiet.
I love my family so much. They are each unique and wonderful and Mother's Day is as much a day for them to remember my role in their lives as for me to remember the same. My primary job responsibility is to love them. After that, everything else falls into place.
And most days, they really do make my job so easy.