It was only a couple of weeks ago, I had logged into my bank account and came across a few hundred dollars of XBox charges, $40 here, $10 there, $25, $60… At first, I am calm, trying to register this information and next thing I am yelling down the stairs.
“Maarrquiss!! Marquis Lauray come here!!”
That is the name of my 11-year-old. He knows I’m being serious and is up the stairs in 5 seconds.
“What is this? What are these charges, what did you buy on XBox?”
“I…I didn’t buy anything…” he says.
“You didn’t buy anything??” I reply in disbelief.
He is looking at me confused and clueless.
It doesn’t help the situation.
For 10 seconds, we are in a stare off, he is looking slightly nervous but not overly so, and I am analyzing his face to see if he is being truthful. After a little further questioning, I determine it is an accident and let him go so that I can sort out this fiasco with the bank.
I usually write about all the great parts of motherhood and I must admit my kids are the best thing ever– but there’s a lot of interesting moments for sure.
One particular plane flight from the US to Costa Rica also stands out in my mind.
Just as we were disembarking our flight and are walking down the exit ramp, my then 3-year-old decides he needs to use the potty despite having just gone on the plane. He begs me to pick him up and in the interest of time, I do. Not two seconds later, he has peed all down my side and I’m certain he has conspired to do this all along.
😒 😒 😒 😒 😒 😒 😒 – My face the next 30 seconds to the restroom.
But of course, they always make up for it with all the cute stuff.
Like this morning for instance.
I was just waking up, my eyes were still closed and I had slightly moved my leg underneath the cover.
“Happy Mother’s Day!!”
I open my eyes and see my 11-year-old sitting on the other side of the room.
I chuckle because I’m thinking,
“Dang, how long have you been staring at me.”
But I say,
“Awwww, thank you so much, you’re soooo sweet!”
Following which I give him a bunch of hugs and kisses. Fortunately, he still likes them, if I don’t go on for too long.
Now he and the little one are off in the kitchen making a “secret” breakfast for me as I am just finishing up my post for the day.
I can’t wait to eat the delicious concoction they are preparing.😅
Days like today, easily make me laugh at the crazy and cherish all days just the same.
This post is going to be up late, but to all moms, I hope you enjoyed your mother’s day just as much as I did.
Happy Mother’s Day. =)
Thank you for reading ❤