I don't know why I love this photo so much. I think I might be digging the whole vintage 70s look to it: that shag carpet, that floral sofa, that faux baroque looking lamp in the background. Or could it be our cute matching gowns (I'm the one on the far left rocking the ponytails) or my mom's muumuu with slippers look.
But what really resonates with me now is how TIRED my mom looks in this photo. For gosh darn sake she has four little kids 6 years and younger! (and she doesn't yet realize she'll soon be pregnant with her fifth child).
Being a mom is tiring work...period. I struggle with two and my mom was able to raise five fairly well-adjusted individuals in a time with no mobile devices.
So I just wanted to wish a Happy Early Mom's Day to the most awesome mom I know. And even though it has been proven that watching TV too close to the screen does not make you blind and eating watermelon seeds will not cause a branch to grow out of your belly button, I still think you are a wise mother who has taught me some of my most valuable lessons in life.
I love you mom.