We went to one of our favorite places, the Vines Gardens which includes a Garden Railroad that's open from May to October and my kids can stop for hours and look at the trains, if you let them. After we'd had the ice cream they were giving away, and enjoyed some cups of lemonade, we made our way through the botanical gardens, wandering the path together - much like we do every day though life.
But I also know that I need to give my brain a break and rest, and be a little selfish so I can give them all of me when they need me most.
So I won't feel too bad as I spend an hour listening to them play and giggle in the other room.
My special day was the best day ever, made possible by the presence of the five people I love most in the whole word who aren't my Mom.
Because after all, if it weren't for her, I wouldn't be half the mom I am today.