Madeline meticulously cut up the fruit salad while Nate made the french toast and arranged the plate to look exactly like his Mom.
The kids gave Cathie her gifts after she enjoyed her breakfast, including a decorated plate and poem from Madeline, a coupon book from Nate and a personalized bag with Emily's hand-prints on it. I framed a bunch of pictures of the kids for her (you can see it in the lower left hand corner of the picture above)
The ground rules for the rest of the day are this:
- No fighting or arguing
- Keep room spotless
- Let Mom relax
- Anytime anyone finds a mess, they alert the rest of us and the kids and I clean it up immediately.
- Dad gives Mom all the lovin she needs
- Mom does not cook, clean or do anything productive.