Yesterday was a somewhat difficult Mother’s Day for me after getting home from our fun weekend away. My 8 and 10 year old were extra bratty, and I never saw my adult boys. I did however get two visits that were very pleasant for me.
My parents came by later in the evening after they got back from their coast trip for a glass of wine. We exchanged gifts for each other and sat in our little patio area for nice little visit, discussing the upcoming weekend’s camping trip.
Earlier in the day my younger brother stopped by and wished me Happy Mother’s Day. This was a really unexpected visit from him and really cheered me up. I don’t get to spend much time with him as we just lead really different lives, but he is practically the only family I have besides my parents and nephew.
Sometimes I struggle with holidays and a lot of it is in my own head for how I think it should be. My childhood was filled with lots of family and we were always together celebrating life whenever we had the chance. So I think that sets me up to be a little disappointed when holidays here are so quiet.
Do you ever feel this way during the holidays? Do you put unrealistic expectations on important days? I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and a great start to this week! Thanks for reading.