Mother’s Day Recap

I wish every day could be Mother’s Day so my kids would behave and give me cute drawings that tell me they love me all day long. They were literally bursting at the seams to FINALLY be able to give me their “All About Mom” books they’d made for me in school. The first page was a portrait of me that, while sweet, left me a little disappointed at just how unattractive I apparently look to them. Check out my ORANGE bedhead hair and freakishly short legs in my daughter’s drawing. Supposedly, I’m the chick in the purple “tank top”:

And then there’s my son’s drawing of me in which he proclaimed that I have blond hair (it’s actually brown) and blue eyes (also brown). It seems I also have snowman arms and a REALLY long torso. He was thorough enough to include a height chart to show that I’m “about five feet tall“:

I also received love “coupons,” good for things like “a hug” and “a kiss,” and I even accidentally got another kid’s coupon from my daughter’s class that’s good for a “window cleaning,” which I’m totally planning on cashing in. I mean, I’m sure her mom won’t mind, right? My favorite thing I learned yesterday by far was that my son said his mom loves him because “she gives me a quarter if I eat my whole sandwich“. Yep, I wrote the book on parenting, alright.

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23 Responses

  1. My son’s school project said that he loves me because I’m young, skinny, pretty and tall. So I’m screwed once I get fat, ugly and old.

    • Haha! I’m sure he’ll love you just the same. Kids have a funny way of telling it like it is but loving you no matter what you look like. 🙂

  2. I love that!!!! Halle’s book said she loves me because I have blonde hair and I exercise. Awesome! Wyatt drew me an unrecognizable picture of myself – I had 1 leg and no arms. Funny – I usually feel like an octopus with all the things I an supposed to be doing at once. Glad you had a great day:)

    • Haha! I’ve gotta see this picture that Wyatt drew! Can you imagine if you really were down 3 limbs? They’d eat you alive for breakfast! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day & let’s get together soon! 🙂

  3. I love the quarter thing – that’s just classic!

  4. A coupon for window cleaning? Score! What the other mom doesn’t know can’t hurt her, right?

    • That is EXACTLY what I’m thinking! No harm, no foul. I can tell the mom we’re having her daughter over for a “playdate” when I cash that coupon in…. 🙂

  5. Cute post – and that picture is priceless 🙂

    • Thank you so much! It’s funny, that pic was part of a book my husband made me for Mother’s Day & I don’t even remember it being taken but I absolutely love it! 🙂

  6. A quarter? Man, you know we’re in a recession when Mom has to go cheap. I gave my daughter a quarter over 10 years ago. You’d think w/ inflation, eating a sandwhich would be at least be twice that. I think I’d like to be your son’s financial advisor. He should expect a better return for his efforts. 🙂

    • haha! Yes, I suppose if you were his financial advisor, I’d have to pay a whole lot more than a quarter, huh? 😉

      • Well as his financial advisor, I would advise him to milk the “puppy dog” look for all it’s worth. That look alone is worth at least a dollar. My son knows this and uses it on mom to its full advantage. For me, however, it lost its magic once he was old enough to wipe his own butt. My daughter, she’s older so she needs to convince me to pay her more, but I think she realized that pleasing upper management is just too much work…she realized she can get twice as much for half the effort from grandpa and grandma. She’s so shrewd. 🙂

  7. Love it!

  8. So cute! My daughter told me “It is NOT Mother’s Day. That was yesterday!”

    🙂 She’s four.

    • Ha! Yeah, kids are very quick to point out when our “day” is done, aren’t they? 🙂

  9. Hee Hee! Awesome post!

    I have an gorgeous turtle painted rock that has so much tempura paint on it, I’m not exactly sure how big the rock actually is!

    Plus, I’m the “bestest mom because she makes me popcorn” – yep, that’s all the kid really wants to eat.

    The nineteen year old? Well, he just spent the weekend making my house smell even worse (what IS that smell???) and hiding out in the basement. Thanks son!

    However, I still have his little hand-print (painted in gold, no less!) that he made me for Mother’s Day when he was younger than the other two are now. He still loves me! LOL!

  10. Hummm…similar to my son who wrote:

    “I am thankful for the cleaning lady”

    ….and he didn’t mean me.

    • Haha! I gotta agree with him that the cleaning lady is pretty great though…. 🙂

  11. #1: If I eat my whole sandwich, will you give me a quarter?

    #2: My kids all made the same card at church. The first line said my Mom is as pretty as:___.
    12 yr old says: a flower in bloom.
    9 yr old says: a star in the sky.
    6 yr old says: “froot”
    ….you know you’re jealous! Apparently I’m as sweet as fruit too….I’m wondering if she was hungry at the time.

    • Haha! That took me a minute to figure out what “froot” was — I thought it was foot at first & was confused. That’s actually very sweet — I’ve seen some very good lookin’ apples in my time…. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day! 🙂

  12. awwwww that is sooo cute!!

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