The Easter That Almost Didn’t Happen
I’ve been feeling out of sort lately. I have a lot on my mind with work or lack of it. As much as I tried to get myself out of the rot it just wasn’t happening. Come Easter Morning, my 6 year old with her little sister in toe ran around the house looking for Easter eggs – something they’ve done every year ever since they can remember but this year would be different. There were no Easter egg, the bunny didn’t visit our house because Mommy forgot.
I guess being consumed with my day to day I forgot to do my motherly duty – I dropped the ball on this. The girls were good about it though, when they didn’t find anything they played it off and went about their day. Some hours later, I heard my husband tell them to go try searching again maybe this time their hunt will be successful. He was right, shortly after, I heard the girls scream as they spot their 1st egg then it was an healthy combination of laughing and screaming and frustration till they found all 24 hidden gems. I even joined in on the hunt. While they were not looking, I whispered to my husband – “Thanks for Easter”.
The last few months in my house has been a series of mommy oops moment – I’m not sure why but I keep dropping the ball – not sure exactly what’s going on but I’m working on figuring it out. I’m glad I have a wonderful husband that knows when to pick up the slack so the kids doesn’t miss a thing. Without me saying a word he knew what to do. He snuck out without the kids and i knowing, got some Easter goodies and hid them around the house. He understood that sometimes, as much as I would love to, I can’t be everything to everyone.
Have you ever had any “oops mommy” moment? How did you handle it? What do you do now to make sure it doesn’t happen again.