Mother’s day was yesterday and at one point in my life, I was often disappointed by it. Nothing of note, for Mother’s Day, was executed by the loved ones in my life. Around 5 or 6 years ago I got fed up. I woke up on Mother’s Day and my son, then 6 years old, entered the room and said “Mommy when are you getting up to cook me breakfast.” I don’t know what happened but I was livid. I was so irritated with my family. I stared for a short time at my husband in his peaceful slumber. Then I peeked into my daughters’ room which was a wreck as always. At that moment I decided to teach people how to treat me.

I got up, washed up, and got dressed. I proceeded to take myself to the movies. I turned off my phone and refused to answer any calls from any of my offspring or my spouse. I was selfish for once. I treated myself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I visited family and enjoyed their festivities. You know growing up uncelebrated kind of takes a toll on your psyche when others are always getting accolades. I am a doting mother and a good wife I spend my last on the maintenance of my home and my family. I deserve to be celebrated. I showed them that in my absence. Ever since that year, my mother’s days have been wonderful. I had to show them my worth.

So this year was high on the list of spoiled mom Mother’s Days. It has now become a tradition for the men to spoil the mothers in the family. My husband spearheads this in the kitchen along with my son-in-law (he doesn’t know it yet.) So we secured the menu for my daughter, her mother, and me.

Steak and Eggs for Breakfast
Crab Cakes with Cesar Salad with freshly made Cesar dressing
Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

That menu coupled with flowers and cards from my other children as well as a case of Stella Rosa (Every Flavor) I have to say Mother’s Day this year was full of love, fellowship, family, and happiness. What have you done to motivate your family to appreciate your mom share your stories in the comments below?

From my babies