I have come to expect a low key response by my daughter and grands for Mother's Day. It's kinda how we roll most of the time for most occasions around the Casa de Cuckoos. But I'll tell ya what, you could have knocked me over with a feather when Ms. GK for the very first time in her entire life responded to a holiday with an individualized effort. She made her Mom and I breakfast this morning, sans anyone else's assistance.
She proudly proclaimed, "see, I've been watching" as she served what are loving called Oma toasty eggs, which are basted eggs on toast. She also served sliced fruit and coffee. No one prompted her. And she was as surprised as we were. How darned cute is that?
Shelley's response to her was, "well kiddo at least we know that you won't starve if left to your own devices, and that's huge". GK just beamed and sat and watched us eat every bite.
I know some of you are saying, my kid did that lots earlier in their development. Well I say, yah for you. The wanta does, just infected our kids and they both acted on it. Ry made his Mom presents and then wanted her to put them on before she had even gotten a chance to get out of bed. He is usually wound up in the mornings but this was "get out the pole and peel him from the ceiling" day, because he was so excited to do something nice for his Mom.
It's one thing to have your grandmother urge you to make something so that you don't disappoint her daughter but it is another to have GK say when I asked what are we going to make for your Mom, "Oma, we've got this". Hallelujah, they get it and they got it on their own. No chiding, no coercing, no faux attempts. They were motivated by their own best intentions in the world......love.
My own girl child bought me chrysanthaMOMs. And we are spending the day, free styling. A little of this, a little of that and GK has assured me she's got dinner all figured out. Oh Happy Day.
So here's to all of those that nurture, Happy Mother's Day.
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Purple Dragon Martini
1 1/2oz cranberry juice
1/2oz blue Curacao liqueur
1/2oz sweet and sour mix
1/2oz of 7-Up
2-3 ice cubes
in blender or food processor all ingredients and blitz 20 to 30 seconds on high speed.
Salt the rim of your martini glass
Pour and Enjoy