On Mother’s Day there were no bouquets of flowers. I didn’t get breakfast in bed. Nope. Not this mom. Instead, I got a bag of water.
My kids and I were in Orlando this weekend for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. Because we were traveling, and also because my husband wasn’t able to be there, they made no specific plans for me this Mother’s Day. We weren’t going out to dinner, and the kids didn’t have any wrapped presents for me. They didn’t even have access to paper and crayons to make me their own cards.
Thoughtful as my kids are though, they put their heads together and came up with some things to give me to show their love and honor me on Mother’s Day. I had no idea what they were planning to do until my son emerged from our hotel room bathroom on Sunday afternoon, after a day of running around Epcot, and stacked these Disney hotel items for me on the bed.
One by one, he formally presented me two wash cloths, two water glasses, some Disney toiletries and a fresh roll of toilet paper. Two-ply, he was quick to point out.
My daughter elected to give me a bag filled with water.
I had to take pictures of both of them because I was so delighted. My children are funny, and creative, and they came up with a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day without special flowers or cards. They used what they had. To be honest, I liked their “gifts” more than flowers and cards. I will cherish them always, even though I didn’t bring them home with me … no worries Disney, you aren’t short of any washcloths or glasses.
I feel so lucky to have gotten a bag of water for Mother’s Day. I feel even more lucky that this past weekend I got to focus on and have lots of playtime with my children, thanks to Disney. I love these two to pieces.
Photo credit: Katherine Stone
disclosure: I attended the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and received discounted rates and tickets to various events and attractions. All opinions are my own.