Celebrating Mother’s Day alone with my mother is something I seldom do since I became a mother myself. We would usually dine with the boys in tow, perhaps been used to going out with them.
Yesterday was different. Now that the boys are feeling all grown up and would prefer to stay at home and play computer games, mom and I went to Trinoma to buy some ingredients for tomorrow’s Mother’s Day celebration. As usual, with Momi at the mall, we shopped for clothes, shoes, or anything we fancy before our quick grocery visit.
After fitting in shoes and clothes, and looking for the perfect bag that would complement her new shoes, I got too tired and asked mom for an early dinner.
It was the perfect opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with her. Though what we ordered weren’t all that grand, still I was able to let my mom feel that beside her is a daughter who loves and cares for her despite having kids of her own.
And so to my mother, a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for teaching me to be a mother to my boys.
Till our next date.
Cassava chips. After munching a number of chips, it was only then that my ever weight conscious mother realized that what she just ate was full of carbohydrates.
Prawn salad. Since Momi was on a diet, she would repeatedly tell me her plateful of salad was enough for her. But when she was served with a pasta dish, she consumed everything as well.
Seafood pasta. Again, it was only after she finished everything in her plate that she realized pasta is carbo. So she decided not to eat the bread anymore (which I told her was wheat).
So, to the queen mother, a happy mother’s day to you again.