Today is Father’s Day but it’s also my Mom’s birthday, so I decided to write a short happy birthday post for my Mom because I can. I also wanted to write a post because I thought of my Mom the other day while putting eyeliner on my daughter. Funny how the oddest moments can trigger some memory that really has little to do with what you were doing.
For me, the memory was quite simple. I will start with this; do you hide presents during the holiday season for your kids so that they do not find them? Well I do and my Mom did too. The thing we have in common, at least the one thing I am talking about today, is that we would forget what we hid for our kids when the time came to wrap the hidden gifts.
Almost every Christmas my sister and I could guess that eventually some item would be found by our Mom that was meant for Christmas, my most recent memory of that was eyeliner. One year my Mom had bought eyeliner and never gave it to me. I forget how much time had passed before she happened upon it and gave it to me but I do recall it being funny.
Now, as a Mom myself, I can totally see how a parent would forget something they hid for their kid. After all with life as an adult and raising kids, your brain cannot handle remembering every nook and cranny where you hid presents , now can it? Mine can’t, I know that for a fact.
So today, while the story of eyeliner for Christmas popped into my head, I celebrate my Mom turning….. an age I am not telling you because some ladies prefer to never tell their age. I think my Mom is turning 30 again, sounds good, right?
Happy Birthday Mom. I wish you a special, happy, fun day today!