Monday, May 9, 2011

Smells like Mom Cheeseburgers

I love Mother's Day, especially since I am a mom and it always feels like a really superb annual review. When I worked full-time, I had a wonderful boss who always gave positive feedback when it was due.

"Great job!"

"You worked hard on this, didn't you?"

"Wow, thank you."

I also grew up with a mom who lavished praise when it was due. Good grades, homework, extra-curricular activities, were always encouraged with kind and uplifting words. (thanks mom, you really know how to make a daughter feel good!)

Funny thing is, now that I'm a mom, most days I feel like I am doing a pretty good job, but when I balance getting the laundry done with putting a meal on the dinner table, I'm rarely met with a "wow, thank you!" from the boys.

This is typical, I know...but on Mother's Day, it is similar to an annual review, and if you are like the large majority (or I hope, all) of moms out there, you had a stellar review:

"Thanks for all you do for me mom!"

"You are so special"

"I love you"

Or, in my case, I got the very rare kudos from G:

"I love the way you smell mom, you smell like cheeseburgers!" (said with obvious pride that he was giving me the highest praise) Not sure where this came from since:

A: I had just showered and was ready to walk out the door to church
B: We haven't cooked or eaten a cheeseburger recently
C: I have been reassured numerous times since this comment that I do not, in face, smell like a cheeseburger.


Enough musings for the day, I have one last giveaway, another pot from Le Creuset. Yes, the fine people of Le Creuset gave me two French Ovens, one for each of my blogs, so please cruise on over to and enter because I love my readers and I can't wait to give this one away to you.

This is my last goodie to giveaway for's been a good three weeks!

Peas and love,

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