May 9, 1914 Woodrow Wilson officially established Mother’s Day as an American holiday. According to This Day in History from The History Channel, the idea for the holiday was from the desire to celebrate peace. This article on the Life as a Human blog makes the connection between Mother’s Day and peace even stronger. I must say, I am inspired. Perhaps next year, I will organize some kind of volunteer experience related to peace for my family instead of the traditional brunch and flowers. Or maybe in addition to. I do love brunch and flowers. :)
This year, we kept things pretty simple. I woke up to a lovely bouquet of flowers from the family. We trekked over to St. Paul for my favorite brunch in the Twin Cities: Pizza Luce. If you are listening Pizza Luce, bring the brunch to Minneapolis. I enjoyed a free glass of wine with my Truly French Toast courtesy of Pizza Luce in honor of Mother’s Day. Thank you!
Then we made our first use of the membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum that my mom purchased for us. Thanks, Mom! Ladybug quite enjoyed herself. She especially liked the Our World exhibit where she got to pretend to be various community workers, drive a bus (riding the bus is hardly a novelty for us), and be in a music video. I am a huge believer in the importance of pretend play, so it was great to let Ladybug run free in a big world of possibilities. (Scholastic offers a few reasons for the importance of pretend play.) I’m looking forward to exploring the museum many more times during the course of our membership.
My wish for Mother’s Day was to see my little one have fun, and I did. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.