Is it wrong to think that waking up in a comfy hotel bed and enjoying a leisurely room service breakfast while someone else takes care of the kids is a fantastic way to celebrate Mother’s Day morning?

Because I could do this every year, no problem.

JB’s parents stayed with the boys this weekend while we played tourist in Seattle and between having the chance to eat in restaurants that do not feature plastic utensils, the awesometastic Star Trek showing, and the Westin’s coma-inducing king bed, we had an amazing time. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing, wonderful just-the-two-of-us outing (our first since Tofino).

The weather was glorious and it was an absolute treat to having the luxury of time and the freedom to do whatever we wanted.

Also, we got a free porn show from a room in the hotel tower across from ours late Saturday night. Bonus.

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(Yes, not only did we totally check out another couple Doing It but I photographed the action. Is it less gross if I assure you I put the camera away when his pants came off?)

When we got home this morning I couldn’t wait to do something fun with the kids, being as how it was my special day and all. I was thinking about trying to get a pretty picture of me with my boys—me with my hair combed and some lipstick on; the kids smiling for the camera, their love for me nearly palpable in the soon-to-be-framed image.

Of course, this is what I ended up with:

Ah well, can’t really complain. It’s been a great weekend, and I hope you had a good one too.

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kirida
13 years ago

Dude, we had parallel lives but in different hotels. I was down the street at Hotel Max!

Emily
13 years ago

Kirida: are you sure you weren’t ACROSS the street? Haha.

Elaine
Elaine
13 years ago

Love all the pics, especially the pre-porn. You can totally see my office building on the right side of the second photo – the short black building with the kinda white stripes. Sounds like a perfect Mom’s Day weekend to me!

Kathy
13 years ago

Excellent photos! My fave is the one of you and the kids, though–motherhood as it actually is.

.303 Bookworm
.303 Bookworm
13 years ago

Oh look at the lovely photos…wait, what?? That’s my husband!

Josh
13 years ago

See, there’s the paradox of hotel window exhibitionism. I mean on the one hand, it’s kinky to know that someone MIGHT be watching you, or if there are enough windows that someone is PROBABLY watching you, but you would hardly ever get that full satisfaction of knowing for sure that someone is DEFINITELY watching you. And isn’t that what every person really wants? I mean every normal perverted person that is, there are probably some squares out there who close the blinds and stick to missionary position.

Also, you would think with a full sized dinosaur in the window, JB would look a little more excited.

Stacy
Stacy
13 years ago

I used to work across from the Westin and there were some interesting sights from time to time. And the people full on knew that they could be seen. Good times.

Jennifer
13 years ago

OK to detour the comments away from the porn-viewing for a second, may I say that you were lucky with the best weather ever for your great weekend getaway! It’s raining again already. But: better to have the rain during the week and sun on the weekend.

nic
nic
13 years ago

I’m going to Seattle for work next week and have some time to play tourist. Since I’ve never been there before, do you have any suggestions of things I must see or do?

Heather
13 years ago

I’m, pretty jealous. Of the weekend – not the wailing toddler. I’ve already got one of those.

Casey
13 years ago

What a great way to spend Mother’s Day weekend. I feel pretty lucky that although we did not get away, my husband took great pains to make sure that I was pampered and well-fed. He even attempted to let me sleep in when the baby woke at 6:30 (ha, like that ever really works). But! I always laugh at the thought that on Mother’s Day I would know how to relax and soak up the indulgence. I mean, I’m a mom! That means I’m not really comfortable sitting still for too long. That’s what Mother’s Day means to me.

Kim
Kim
13 years ago

I was going to write about how we went to Seattle for the weekend and stayed at the Westin and how I’d had the weird feeling of being watched during sex, but that’s too obvious.
The look on your face in the picture says “I can laugh at this because I’m well-rested today.”

Eric's Mommy
13 years ago

OMG the free porn show is crazy! I would have totally watched them too!

Erica
Erica
13 years ago

I got pretty much the same Mother’s Day pic. At least we tried.

pam
pam
13 years ago

heaven!

and yeah, i got the same picture too. only my hair wasn’t combed and i was wearing my glasses. oh well.

audubon Ron
13 years ago

Ahmygoodness, that’s me in the hotel room across the way.

NOT!

Cid
Cid
13 years ago

Heaven to have some time as a couple. We had a date to see the Star Trek movie Friday night (loved it) and then even stayed out to have a late dinner. That photo is a keeper

Val
Val
13 years ago

We had our usual family drama that surrounds every holiday, and then we had a nice lunch buffet without the two people who always create the drama.

PS – every pic we try to take of the entire family looks like that one. Which is why the most recent pic of all of us is now a year and a half old. HAH!

Kelli
13 years ago

Oh dear, that last shot of you & the boys is priceless! Glad you had a great weekend.

Val
Val
13 years ago

Now I know why I ALWAYS close my curtains in hotels. You stalkers, you! I will be staying in a Seattle or near Seattle for 4 nights next month. I better not tell you where I’m staying – you might stalk me. Ha Ha! Seriously, do you have the one place that’s a must for a tourist in Seattle – besides the obvious Space Needle etc? I have a nephew’s wedding, but are spending a few extra days since I’ve never been to Seattle.

Amy
Amy
13 years ago

My husband tried. He really did. But somehow, I was still exhausted by the end of the day! He managed to sneak in a nap though . . . Anyway, I was actually fantasizing about next year, maybe getting a night away in a hotel room all by myself for Mother’s Day. Glad you had a good break!

Jasie VanGesen
13 years ago

I love how positively RED his face is when he’s having a crying fit. That’s a kodak moment right there.

Also… insanely jealous of your mother’s day. Mine blew chunks.

MRW
MRW
13 years ago

We also got to see Star Trek for Mother’s Day. My parents baby sat while we enjoyed popcorn, candy, and an awesome movie. Good stuff.

Anne
13 years ago

Oh, the shows from other hotel rooms, how overly familiar I am with them. Before we moved office space last year we were right across the street from a well known hotel in Chicago. Any time of day, though most often for the early-morning or late-evening meetings, there was a perfect view from several of our meeting rooms right into the hotel across the street. Let me just say there are a lot of not-shy-enough people out there. Some of them would even WAVE at us. Hilarious.

Jennifer
13 years ago

There is just something about hotel rooms that bring out the exhibitionist in people.

Jillian
13 years ago

The porn show is hilarious. And now, my totally rhetorical question is, how much did you watch?

Jay
Jay
13 years ago

I assume you saw Star Trek at the Cinerama… was that the best ever place to see the movie (non-Imax), or what? 800 Trek fans all in one theater!

GingerB
13 years ago

Our photo sessions were much the same, the three year old carried out of the room kicking and screaming her wee red head off, shouting “don’t look at me!” I think you did pretty well!

gutenmegan
13 years ago

My old office used to face a hotel and at least once a week, us early folks would witness interesting, erm, activities going on in the hotel rooms across from us. It’s amazing how people ASSUME no one can see them on the eighth floor. Hotel dwellers, if you’re in the middle of a major city, consider closing the blinds, regardless of what floor you’re on.

Kym
Kym
13 years ago

Priceless!!!

metalia
13 years ago

HAHAAAA. That picture is hilarious, and well, pretty much what I ended up with, as well. I’ve now resigned myself to only getting one good shot with each of them forevermore, and relying upon some Photoshop wizardry, courtesy of my brother.

Joanna
Joanna
13 years ago

Wasn’t Star Trek fantastic?!!??!?! I want to see it again.

sara moon
sara moon
13 years ago

oh, the picture made me snort.
you are so funny and wonderful.

My Baby's Mommy
13 years ago

Another childless vacation post – it’s a virus in the blogs and I am so jealous!

weanbabywean, mama needs a vacay!

patois
13 years ago

Oh, you couldn’t have entitled this post any better. Crack me up, you!