Mother's Day is coming up, folks, which in all seriousness, is a pretty important day. It requires a lot more than just breakfast in bed and a box of chocolates, not that those go unnoticed I'm sure. It's a time to do something special for our moms - and if you all were anything like I was as a child, it's pretty necessary.
If you haven’t planned anything yet beyond a bouquet of flowers, Soaring Heart is having a Mother's Day event on Sunday from 4:00 - 6:00, featuring a live band, refreshments, family photo opportunities, and cozy freebies for Mom.
My mom doesn’t live in Seattle, so I can’t take advantage of this event. Instead, I’ve fallen back on a family tradition: When I was a kid, on Mother's Day (and pretty much any special occasion) I would draw what my mom called "Penguin Pictures." They were basically a bunch of penguins doing odd things on an iceberg. I liked drawing them and strangely my Mom loved 'em. I moved from the East Coast to Seattle last year, so unfortunately I won’t be there to help scramble the eggs or make pancakes this year--but I can draw a picture of penguins. It's probably been about ten years, but what the hell.
So, Mom, happy Mother's Day.