I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.
This year, I desperately wanted to avoid crowds. After
coming out of yet another flu-like episode and with our house in
complete shambles due to our major remodeling, I was in no mood to
fight crowds. So I wanted to just take the kids somewhere wide
open where they can just run and have fun. We picked up some good
picnic foods and headed over to UCLA. It was simply amazing.
The campus was quiet and relaxing. After a wonderful picnic
at the Sculpture Garden, we met up with a friend of Mr. BAW who works
on campus to catch up with life. He also showed us around the new
hotel in the middle of campus. It was such a wonderful day.
The only thing I missed weret the squirrels! We barely saw
one squirrel on campus, we were hoping to see a bunch of them. I
suspect that the campus did something to control their population, but
I couldn't find anything on the internet about them. Hm...very
Lastly, I'd like to share this article about mothers getting sick
Growing up, I barely remember a time when my mother got sick.
But now I know the truth...she was probably sick much more often
than she had let on. My kids certainly don't see me "sick" too
much. But one night, after lugging our day's dishes up to our
second story barthroom to handwash them (we no longer have a kitchen
due to our remodeling) while fighting a fever, I crashed onto the couch
where the kids were watching a little TV. Within two minutes, I
had to drag myself off the couch again to get the kids ready for bed.
Ahgoo later said to me in the bathroom, "Mommy, I wish they make
machines to do things for you so you won't get so tired." I
wanted to laugh and cry at the same time! Cry because I was so
touched that she noticed that I was tired and wanted to make my life
easier. I ended up laughing and telling her that they do make
machines to wash our dishes, we just don't currently have one because
we don't have a kitchen yet!