Last Mother's Day was a day I will never forget, as we were at Kirribilli House for the national Mother of the Year announcement. I was up at 5 am to get my hair and make up done before appearing on Sunrise and then going to the announcement. It was such an exciting day and I wish that every Mother's Day could be as exciting, but this year was extra special.
Last week I got a text from Jay while I was at work, telling me he would catch the late bus home. He said he wanted to go into town to buy me a present. I was very shocked and surprised as my Mum had always been the one to help the boys arrange something, and this year he did it all on his own.
Kobe excitedly brought home a little bag with a present in that he made at school, and put it the bench ready for today. A couple of days ago Harri said he didn't have me a present yet, and I told him I didn't mind and that I would just love it if he would make me a special card. He said 'how do you know I haven't already done that Mum!?' and said he really wanted to buy me something. Kobe said he wanted to as well, so yesterday I gave them some money and let them loose at Coles on their own.
It was very cute as they came back to the car with a bag and kept telling me not to look. I couldn't help but see there was a bunch of flowers in the bag, and I told them that if they were giving me flowers then they would have to put them in a vase or they would die overnight, so it was okay for them to give them to me early.
They cracked me up as they then went into a big discussion about the prices of the different bunches of flowers, and the ones they wanted to get were too much money, so they decided to get these ones.
I told the boys not to wake me up early and that I would just open up their presents this morning, once they all woke up. They each came into my room at different times to say happy Mother's Day and they were so happy to give me their presents and cards. Kobe made me this cute card at school. He has terrible fine motor skills, so his handwriting is always very scrawly but I think it makes it extra cute. The last word says 'above'.
It was so lovely because the boys had made such an effort on their own to do something so special for me.
I'm grateful to be the Mum of four awesome boys. They are not perfect, but I'm very proud of them and I know that Aaron would be extra proud of them today.