Just as expected, Mother's Day here was another dinner and a show. Kudos to the guys for taking over the preparation and clean up of dinner. Doc organized all and planned the meal. The Admiral helped with prep and cleanup. Superson, served Mimosas to the ladies! Eventually, once everything was underway, Calvin showed up to enjoy the festivities. The Surprise arrived home for the summer and Pook and The Princess arrived later in the evening as did the Blonde. Mommy was miles away but close in my heart.
As always, it is an event when the gang gathers in quantity. Superson was a huge topic of discussion by default. Calvin is getting married to P3 in September and his bachelor party is coming up. Needless to say, we all were regaled with his stories of Superson's bachelor party. The phrase "I laughed until I cried" pretty much sums it all up.
I have never quite understood why the guys feel that it is necessary to spend a large quantity of money to go off to a hotel, resort, rented home, cabin to drink themselves silly and then tell tales on each other. Are they celebrating or commiserating? Are they celebrating the upcoming marriage or mourning the loss of the their singleness and freedom? Thank God they at least do it separate from the wedding weekend. Back when Doc and I were younger, I recall that many would-be grooms showed up on their wedding day with a whopping hangover from their last hurrah!!
And the brides are not much better. We have all come across those shows on television where the bride-to-be gets in a fist fight with a former girlfriend or disliked future sister in law or mother in law, because alcohol has washed away the filters. I did enough of that in college to last me a lifetime!!!!
Whatever the reasons and results of the revelries, we did enjoy and laugh at the stories of past bachelor parties. There is nothing like hearing the story of your son lying on his back like a turtle in the street while a busload of tourists photograph him. Or the story about losing one of the groomsmen to a group of women only to have him surprise everyone back at the hotel. Or the story about ......
Well, some things are best left to the imagination. I hope that your Mother's Day was as spirited and full of laughter as mine was. I do love my gang, stories and all. I guess I am better equipped to hear these things at my age. Five or ten years ago, I am not sure I would have laughed so hard. But, God helps us to grow and change with our children!!! May God bless your week!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!