I also selfishly look forward to the 'letting-mommy-sleep-in' alone time. Afterall, my full time job is getting up early every morning with my girls and taking care of them all day long, which I wouldn't trade for the world, but it's nice to have a little 'me' time too :)
But seriously, this holiday is one I cherish so much and makes me so unbelievably grateful to have such wonderful little girls. One of them is about to turn 3 on May 13th and the other will be 1 on May 23rd. I get super sentimental around them getting so big... sigh... To really relish in the moment of being a mom at this time of year, I love to read books about mommies and babies to them.
One of my all time faves is called Mommy's Best Kisses (6.99$)
It's a super sweet book to read before bedtime about mommy animals kissing their babies to sleep from their heads to their toes, and then at the end a human mommy kissing her little one to sleep. It's so precious and fun to read to my girls!
I also ordered off Amazon last week, The Night Before Mother's Day (2.26$)
It's a really cute story about 2 kids getting ready for mother's day with their dad, making her a cake, bringing her flowers and it rhymes with the real Night Before Christmas story. My 3 year old asks to read it each night and begs me to let her take it to bed with her!
I'm sure all of you have this book, but if not and you've been hiding under a rock, then you have GOT to get this classic! When I first started reading it to my infant, I would get all teary eyed. Of course she was too small to understand what I was reading to her, and was probably wondering what the heck I was so moved by. But it is such a great story of a love a mother has for their child. The last few pages still get me! I think it's a perfect Mother's Day gift for an adult to give their own mom too.
So there are my top 3 books! Sorry to disappoint in not posting about great Mother's Day arts and crafts ideas or special bonding ideas for your littles. I am sure there are a ton of those on Pinterest. For me, I like to savor these short lived moments when my daughters are so young and you can still cuddle and hug on them in a rocking chair, while reading sweet stories to them.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!