My kids adore her.
She lives about 45 minutes away and we don't see her or my Dad as much as we should. (Insert very guilty look here)
Monday evening Dave picked her up after he got off work and brought her home with him. Our little Garrett was so excited he refused to go to Vacation Bible School that evening. He needed to be with his grandma.
My mom never ceases to amaze me.
She shows up in a cute new outfit she picked up at Ross. A really pretty shade of green Capri's with a new sporty top. My daughter was so proud. She is sure I am adopted.
My favorite outfit is an old pair of shorts, t-shirt and a pair of flip flops.
Mother never leaves her house without makeup and her hair done.
I think pulling up your hair in a pony tail and throwing on a baseball cap is a great look. Makeup? Hmm. I usually throw some on right before hubby gets home so he doesn't know what a slob I have looked like all day.
Do you want to know what my most favorite part of my mom's visits are? (other than she is fun to hang out with and I love having her around so much)
MY MOM LOVES TO DO LAUNDRY!
For a mother of 5 a mom like that is a God send.
Before she came the kids reminded me to be sure and get ALL the laundry done. They didn't want her bothered with the laundry, they wanted to watch baseball (my mom is a huge Dodger fan) and play Backgammon. Laundry was not on the schedule.
The problem is I tell my Mom not to worry about the laundry. However, she cant help it. She has OCD in this department. When I was a kid you would throw something in the laundry basket and it would be spinning in the wash within minutes. SHE CANNOT STAND ANYTHING IN THE DIRTY LAUNDRY BASKET.
So, as I, of course, did not get all the laundry done before she came I did the next best thing.
Tried to hide it in my closet.
This morning she came down and asked me if all the clothes in my closet were clean because she would be happy to fold and put them away.
OK, I could not lie to my MAMA. I had to confess.
The laundry was spinning within moments.
She washed and folded 5 loads.
I only have one left to be all caught up.
Ain't my mama great?
She is going home tomorrow but has informed me she will be back next week.
To do more laundry, and play lots of backgammon.
I am so thankful I have a mama who loves me and laundry too!
Aren't you jealous?