somehow, mother's day snuck up on me this year. i don't know how i missed it. in the last two weeks i've spoken to my mother at least six times and my sister twice.
Beloved is driving down to brooklyn today to see HIS mother, and mine is coming to dinner tomorrow. along with my stepfather and little brother. and my oldest daughter and my son in law. and baby jake. meg and libby will be here. my sister, her husband and two kids will be stopping in for cake and coffee after the baby shower they're all attending.
but somehow in the midst of all this it escaped me that six extra people will be showing up for dinner around five pm, and that four more will be showing up an hour later for dessert. somehow it completely escaped me that *I* am the person who will be expected to cook and provide the food for all these people - by my count, 14, including, of course, baby jake, who is the least my worries at this point.
somehow in the midst of everything, it escaped me that my mother, my grandmother, my sister and my daughter will all expect some sort of at least token recognition that they are mothers, too.
today means a few hours of scurrying and listing and planning.... but it also means me and my friend laura are going up to chicopee mass to see a guy who can bend spoons.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.