The sound of muffled cartoons drifts down the hall, a missed Cheerio lays on the table next to my steaming hot cup of coffee, it’s a typical weekend morning as a mother of young ones. I glance up at the fridge that is overflowing with my children’s artwork. Being a mom is great; I love it. It’s also hard work. That never ends. In a busy life of family and work, quiet and me time always seem to be in short supply.
The ding of my phone breaks the fleeting moment of silence I was temporarily savoring. It’s from my husband. It says: So what did you want to do for Mother’s Day this year? Ah, this question comes up every year. On a good year, it comes up several weeks BEFORE Mother’s Day. This is a good year. (If you’re wondering, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.)
My mind swirls with ideas. It’d be nice not to cook. And if I’m not cooking, then I certainly don’t want to do any dishes. Well, then we have to pick a place that everyone can enjoy a meal, because who wants to go out to eat when there’s chatter about your dining choice for the entire meal. But wait, I know the answer to this one: Mother’s Day Brunch at Dockside.
If you’ve sadly never been, then let me fill you in. It’s brimming with nearly every imaginable brunch dish, and then some. Fresh omelets made to order, fresh fruits and salads, a carving station … and hello desserts. Don’t forget to order a mimosa – they should really call it the MOM-mosa. Because seriously as all the other moms know, brunch is not real without them.
Brunch at Dockside sounds nice. I start to type my response. But wait … maybe I want something just for me. Maybe, we do brunch but then later I take some me time (and if not that same day, then very, very soon). As I feel the sun shining through the slider door on to my arm, I remember: it’s sandal season.
A spa visit to The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa for a massage, facial and pedicure can revive an exhausted mom like no other way. I mean really, you should see that kink in my neck from laying all contorted in the toddler bed reading, “Pete’s Groovy Buttons” for the three hundredth and eighty-seventh time this month.
I can just picture being wrapped up in the cozy, luxurious robe. Breathing in the amazing Spa smell (which somehow I would like to bottle and take home), enjoying a cup of tea in the quiet room after my massage. Calgon take me away. Now.
Then it’s settled. This year I want great family time with Mother’s Day Brunch at Dockside, followed by a Spa visit for some me time. I think that’s the best of both worlds. I quickly type my response and hit send; only to hear a loud crash from the living room urgently followed by, “Mom!”
I look down at my now room temperature coffee. I think to myself about putting it in the microwave to heat back up, and laugh knowing that if I do that I will end up forgetting about it until lunchtime and decide to just drink it anyways. Because mom life.
I sprint off to see what the commotion is all about in the other room and smile knowing that Mother’s Day is going to be great this year. And just what I wanted.
To Your Health & Happiness,
If you want to delight the mom in your life this Mother’s Day, try one of Nicole’s plans at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Mother’s Day Brunch at Dockside
Sunday, May 14 | 8AM – 4PM
Reservations Recommended | 208.765.4000
Adults $39.95 | Seniors $29.95 | Children 5-12 $19.95 | Children under 4 Free
Mother’s Day Spa Specials
Purchase a $100 Spa Gift Card and Get a $25 Spa Credit
Available now through Mother’s Day.
Or try one of these special treatments designed just for her:
Day Escape for MOM $395.00
Give her the gift of a day to herself. Begin with a relaxing soak, chamomile body scrub, Swedish massage, European facial, Spa lunch and finish with a Northwest manicure and pedicure.
Treat MOM $185.00
She will enjoy a relaxing treatment facial designed for her skin’s needs and then continue relaxing with our Northwest pedicure and manicure.
Even more specials and packages available! Call 208.765.4000 to learn more, order gift cards, or book appointments.