How I Spent My Mother’s Day Vacation

Last weekend, John and I went to Mexico for a quick “let’s take naps on the beach” break. We didn’t realize until after we’d booked the trip (non-refundable, of course,) that we’d be gone on Mother’s Day, ensuring that I did not spend any time with my kid and that instead she would be in the care of her grandparents. Oops. (My mother: “you don’t want to be with your own daughter on Mother’s Day? REALLY?” Me: “Mom, consider it my Mother’s Day gift to you that you get several uninterrupted days with Poppy.” My mother: “Huh. Good point. Have fun!”)

May is not really prime Mexico vacation time – the weather here is finally starting to be nice, while in Mexico it’s the shoulder season, a little hot and muggy, a little bug-infested. But sitting on my breezy (windy) beach in a cabana chair, reading spy novels on the kindle, it seemed just about right. And we couldn’t really wait until prime fall/winter travel season anyway:


…yeah. So. That’s a thing that is happening. A boy, due in September. (I feel almost silly bringing it up – I feel good, life continues, it feels almost self-congratulatory to make a whole POST about it, since it’s a fairly ordinary thing we’re doing -  but I have learned that the only thing people like less than pregnancy announcements is feeling they’ve been left out of the loop so eh, call it lesser of evils?) In sum: Mexico! Good times! Last hurrah on the kid-free travel for the foreseeable future!

So in a way, I guess, it was sort of a mother-themed trip. Just probably not what the Hallmark people had in mind.

23 Responses to How I Spent My Mother’s Day Vacation

  1. Julie says:


    There is nothing ordinary about having a baby. I’m so happy for your family. And you look wonderful.

  2. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Oooh, how exciting! Congratulations! Hooray!

  3. K says:


  4. Donna says:

    HOOORAH! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you guys.

  5. Melissa says:

    Yay, congratulations!!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I totally knew as you soon as you didn’t sign up for the Blathering that you were secret pregnant. I KNEW IT!
    Anyway, I am so so excited and happy for you! Yeah! And also I will miss you. :(

  7. Jenna says:

    Congratulations! An adorable bump you have there!

    And – I sure do hope I never forget this when I’m a grandmother – ALL I ever want for Mother’s Day is some relaxation. Someday I hope that can include my children 24/7. Until then, I will daydream about running away to Mexico for Mother’s Day.

  8. Shelly says:

    OMG, congratulations!!!

  9. CM says:

    Congratulations on #2!

  10. Erica says:

    Ah! Congratulations! Only a month after our boy comes! Woo!

  11. Linnea says:

    Congratulations! It’s an ordinary, but wonderful thing you are doing. Glad to hear things are going well and hope they continue that way.

  12. Alice says:

    EEE!!! Congratulations!! So exciting! Yay you guys!

  13. Michelle says:

    I see nothing wrong with having some “you” time on Mother’s Day and nice way to turn into a present for your mom. Well done!

    Also, congrats on the baby! Such happy news.

  14. Jack Chou says:

    Man, that’s really going to make it hard for me to lure John out to California for some golf, football, and tailgating this Fall…

    Oh, and congrats! :)

  15. Swistle says:

    Oh, happy, happy day!! CONGRATULATIONS!

  16. Katie says:

    Congratulations! And you look adorable!

  17. Elissa says:


  18. Sweets came home from tumbling class this weekend wondering about you. Now we know. Congrats!

  19. Jess says:

    You are so adorably pregnant. Am jealous. Also? Not ordinary! I mean, yes, people do it every day, but on any given day MOST people are not doing it. But YOU are!

  20. Sarah says:

    What!? YAY YAY. And I agree with Jess- it’s not ordinary for each individual. Biologically, yes, it’s normal. But the average Western woman will do it maybe two to five times in her life, so, NOT normal for HER. It’s awesome!

  21. Jesabes says:

    How exciting!! Congratulations!

  22. Aliza says: