Monday, May 10, 2010

I demand a do-over!

When something doesn't turn out quite the way you planned, what do you do? Well, just ask the Federal Government {think Florida and the Presidential election of 2000} and they'll tell you, "You ask for a redo, of course!"

When you were six and the ball you just touched landed with a splat on the line of the four square box, did you give up and throw in the towel when the kid waiting to take your place shouted, "You're out!"? Heck no, you called for a redo!

And, after discovering that out of the 2oo some odd pictures your husband just took of the family there isn't a single flattering picture of you, do you just shrug it off, delete the pictures, and tell your husband thanks anyway? No, you demand that he channel his inner Ansel Adams and get busy capturing a shot that makes you everyone look good!

So when our Mother's Day didn't exactly measure up to the Norman Rockwell image I'd created in my head, there was little left for me to do other than to call for a do-over! With Gillian Grace giving my mother and me the most unexpected of gifts, a cold, it was hard to really appreciate and enjoy the day. Unfortunately, with all of us girls feeling so under the weather, I don't even have one picture to share {which if you know me would be like Donald Trump saying he didn't have a dollar}. And obviously, that is just not acceptable! So next weekend {provided the weather is good} we will celebrate together and snap a few pictures to commemorate the holiday. But hopefully this time we'll have less sneezes, tissues, and germs joining us in the festivities.


Since we weren't able to get any pictures yesterday, here's one of mom and me from Mother's Day last year. Please be kind, I was 7 1/2 months pregnant and as big as a house!

Between helping Gillian Grace beat this cold and getting better myself, I've got my hands full. So, I'll be taking a brief break from posting for a few days. But when I return, I'll have a surprise for everyone. And though it's nothing terribly Earth shattering, it is a first for Webbisodes nonetheless.

So you've read about mine, now I want to hear about yours. How was your Mother's Day?

Have a blessed week, y'all!



Sweet Southern Prep said...

So sorry GG is sick. Both of my daughter have had colds for the past week. Not fun at all. I'm hoping they'll get better soon. Our Mother's Day was spent letting them rest, and we had to cancel plans to visit the in-laws and my parents. We were too afraid they'd get the family sick too. Didn't want that. What's with kids getting colds in this warm weather. Oh well. Hope she gets well soon. :)

liz said...

Hope you guys are better soon! "Channel his inner Ansel Adams" made me laugh. :)

Natalie said...

Out of the 5 of us, all of them but me were sick yesterday! So my Mother's Day sucked! I love the re-do idea and I'm telling hubby (who is still sick in bed) that I demand my re-do next weekend!

Haley said...

That's so wierd. The same exact thing happened to us. Were celebrating next weekend as well since everybody felt under the weather. Hope you have a fabulous post-mothers day. You deserve it :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I hope you and GG feel better very soon!

Jeanette Huston said...

I am following from Friday Follow.

Jeanette Huston

Sassy Silly Spunky Momma said...

I bet your do over will be so much fun! Hope you and GG feel better soon!

Kelly said...

I hope you are all feeling better for the "do over" next weekend.

And the picture of you and your mom is wonderful.

Karen said...

Hi Shannon, I am sorry you are not feeling well. That is the worst feeling in the world, especially trying to take of yourself and a sick child. I hope you are all on the mend soon!


Francis said...

Im sorry you didnt feel well:( Hope you guys feel better real soon! btw I used ti tiny clips on Kayla and they seriosuly hang by a thread of hair (the only one she has)lol.. Cant wait till she gets more hair!!!

joetroyer said...

I hope you and GG feel better very soon!

Sand ... Man said...

I hope you two start feeling better! I know how cruddy it is to be at home sick, with a sick little one!

And I would ask for a re-do too! LOL!

Letherton said...

lol a do over

from FF and wanted to say hi.
Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
I have lots of great giveaways going on.
Thanks :)

Susan said...

Oh don't you just love when this kind of thing happens? NOT! I got strep back at the end of March.....thank you to one of my kiddos........and I have not been the same since. I'm on my third round of antibiotics and I'm hopefull this one will kill whatever bug I have.
Sorry about Mother's Day. I think we were in the same boat.

Joni said...

I have an award for you on my blog! Come and get it! :)