Mother´s day.... The truth is I really enjoy it! I love the anticipation on my girls´ eyes every time they talk about the present they are making me at school, how they just come running and hug me and tell me how much am going to love the surprise they are planning! I love the million times they ask Gabriel what it is that he is getting me.... or the many times they remind me that Sunday is just a few days away. They usually make breakfast and set the table, or surprise me with breakfast in bed.... but then of course, it isn´t a fairy tale story and real life happens, I still have to wash the dishes after breakfast, and when we go for lunch at my mom´s, us mothers are the ones hosting our little party, the girls might act out for no reason, we will have to hurry not to be late for church, Ari might start crying, because it isn´t true that the whole day will be pink and perfect.... but it is true that for that day, I will probably be thanked a million times for being the best mom ever, I will be kissed more often, and I will believe that I am the best mom in the whole wide world, because when they say it I can see in their eyes that they really mean it! And for me to feel and see that love in my girls´ eyes makes every sacrifice I make worth it a million times!
So at night when the girls are all sleeping and I fall exhausted on my bed tired of a long day, overwhelmed by how many times I heard my name during the day... I close my eyes and see Emi smile, or remember something funny that Ari did, or Ale´s sudden burst of exaggerated love...and I can only smile and sigh and fall asleep happy!
Yesterday I had Ari´s mother´s day at school. I really thought that I had been through so many by now that maybe this time I would come out dry eyed.... and I would stay composed and be able to wear mascara and stay pretty for the whole hour. Well, I guessed wrong.... There is no such thing as not crying when you have your baby there looking at you with big eyes trying to impress you, singing proudly for you to hear her over the other kids, and saying I love you louder than any other little one in that classroom. And then that hug at the end of the hour.... oh well.... that just tops it all!
Here in Venezuela we don´t have seasons, but we do have rainy season and dry season.... well.... it should have but it hasn´t started to rain, so there is a lot of smug concentrated in the air, and by the end of the day we get this ¨calima¨ or cloud of dust, which is like a mist but of smoke, that even though its bothersome, hot and gives you pretty bad allergies, it makes for the best sunsets ever.... Here is yesterday´s when we were coming home from gymnastics! It made our time in traffic worth the while!
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Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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