And here's the crazy thing: she offers to help me and doesn't mind doing it. If I were in her shoes, I think I'd probably roll my eyes. Mom, thanks for not rolling your eyes at me. For wanting to help. For being so selfless about it. Your ability to give of yourself so generously, without expecting anything in return is one your greatest qualities. I hope a little of that has rubbed off on me.
This weekend, cheers your mom (or that special like-a-mother person in your life) because they deserve more recognition and appreciation than we give them.
How are you celebrating this weekend? If you're doing brunch, try one of my favorite tricks: swap in tangerine juice for OJ in the mimosas. It's a tangy, pleasant surprise. She'll love it
If sweet treats are more your mom's speed, try one these lovely desserts from Caitlin Freeman, of Mondrian/Blue Bottle/MOMA fame. Although intricate, her recipes are very easy to follow and they look amazing.
Whatever you do, have a wonderful weekend!