Happy Mother’s Day to all you gorgeous, awesome, wonderful, hard-working human raisers out there!
Today for me is pretty much like any other day. My kids and husband are going to want to make it special and urge me to dine out and not work, yadda yadda.
I’m on a diet and am kind of craving spaghetti. I might make spaghetti, guys, calm down.
I can’t think of anywhere out that I really want to eat to be honest. And I don’t feel like going to the mall or anything. I like staying home and working. I might even clean the house haha.
I sent my mother-in-law a blanket with all the grandkids names on it. I didn’t send my mom anything. I will hand deliver her something next month. She’s hard to buy for.. I barely know her anymore. All she does is sleep.
My kids/husband spoiled me. They got me a food dehydrator (suprise!), a really obnoxious yet beautiful Minnie Mouse bow fanny pack (shuddup), and a couple Disney shirts. One says “Never Grow Up” and has all the different park icons around it. The other says #SNACKGOALS and has a pyramid of Disney snacks. My daughter has a matching one (yay- I love that she thinks its cool to match with me!)
I’m about to go to the gym. My goal is to gym 8-9am and 7-8pm today.
Hey this is really random. Someone I know said they are sick of hearing about vacation and they will never get to take their kid to Disney, etc. It made me feel like shit and kind of stuck with me all night.
The first thing that came to my mind was to say.. yes, you can take vacations or take your kid to Disney, etc. The first year we went to Disney, my husband was a piece of shit that didn’t work, sucked down all of our money, our house had been in foreclosure, and I was a separated single mother of 3. I chose Disney because it was what I thought of as a rich persons vacation, a dream vacation, once in a life time, ultimate kids destination, the happiest place on earth, etc. I needed to set my sights really obnoxiously high because I was at such a low point. I was determined as hell to take my kids to Disney. To me, it was more than just a trip. Unfortunately, we had such a great time that now I’m obsessed with going every year.
I didn’t even know anything about Disney. When I started researching, I found out you can book a package for $200 down. There are times where they offer free dining. So I did that. I got a part time job that I worked on the weekends for 11 months to pay off the balance. I still have that part time job, it’s my vacation job.
I dunno, I felt bad, but I knew it was better to say nothing. Because no matter what I say, it would sound pretentious or “holier than thou” to a person who is feeling down or financially stressed. We don’t all deal with stress the same.
Lately, I feel like people are hating on me. Even though I know it’s really none of my business and I can only live my life.
I mean, my car is a piece of junk and doesn’t have AC and I never really mention how I sweat and use clip on fans in my car or get upset with people who have nice new cars or hell, AC for that matter. I could have honestly used my vacation money to buy a used car but I am just running this one into the ground. I don’t know how people can judge other people about their money. What is important to one person isn’t important to the other. I think most of us struggle in one way or another.