I don’t know if this happens to the other moms out there, but every year of my Mother’s Day career … the week before Mother’s Day this is the conversation:
“What do you want to do on Sunday?” – VC
“What would make you sooooo happy?” – G2
“Mama, I know you want to get your nails done for Mother’s Day, riiiiight?” – G1
It means so much that they all want to do what makes me happy and as of now I’m super grateful that they love what I love because obvi the answer to all of those questions is running.
This is the 2nd year we have run the NYRR Japan Run in Central Park. I run the 4 mile race and then VC meets me with the Gs to run the kids race. Last year they were pretty small, and were in the youngest age group … but this year we had to wait our turn.
G1, clearly conserving her energy for the big race …
As we stood there, G1 must have asked me 10 times if I would stay with her, hold her hand and run beside her. And then we were at the start line, the minute the official yelled GO and she dropped me like a hot potato …
Thats my girl. G2 on the other hand stuck right by me
Spoiler Alert, G1 swept it. However G2 gave her a huge hug and said “Great job! You’re a fast runner!” and just like that I melted into a puddle of happy motherhood and walked on air for the rest of the day.
I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day, that you gave or were given hugs, love, and lots of thanks.