I decided I deserved something special this Mother’s Day…so I made my kids write a list of ten reasons why they are thankful I am their mom. I did. Yeah, it may have been forced upon them. Yes, it was late last night when we got home from the 439th soccer game. Yep, I was desperate.
You see, I anticipated this Mother’s Day to be a wonderfully (way too) busy day with lots of things goin’ on… I knew I would probably get a home-made card and gift. All lovely in their own right, this I know. But I needed a bit more. Just this morning, after I opened Cade’s ceramic mug (bowl? Cup? Pencil holder? I dunno) he immediately requested I return it to him when I got ‘tired of it’ cause he really would rather keep it for himself. That sums up Motherhood right there, doesn’t it?
This list is far better than the last list I made my kids do just a year ago, when I was “Mom of the year” over at my dear friend Meredith’s place. Ya gotta go read that post, my friends. It captures motherhood in one fail swoop. You’ll see. Really. It does. Go now and feel better about yourself.
I think because I ‘mentioned’ that it was Mother’s Day the next day and that I wanted it for my gift, this plea inspired them to think for a full four minutes about their list. I’m so proud! You can watch, or not. I understand if you aren’t up to it. Really. I do. If you don’t, I will sum up the lists here:
She loves me so so much.
She cares about me.
She is a good role model (most of the time).
She protects me.
She LOVES watching me play sports.
She makes me breakfast, lunch and dinner.
She wants to always know how I’m doing.
She listens to me when I need to talk.
She roots for me when I do sports and doesn’t talk on the phone ever.
*Bonus* She helps people all the time.
Cares for me.
Makes me food.
Washes and dries my clothes.
She loves watching me play sports.
She takes me to school.
She is nice.
She married a good husband.
She helped make me.
I’ll take it!