Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I know some of you are wondering what happened at my house for Mother's Day. Did my kids acknowledge me? Will there be Christmas this year? You remembered what happened at my birthday!

Mimi was the first awake. She was cranky as she always is in the morning. She handed me a Toblerone candy bar and says begrudgingly, "This is what Dad bought for me to give you, 'cause he wouldn't take me shopping to get you a present." Then she handed me two cards and still in her grumpy tone she said, "I made this one in Primary and I made this one in school. Dad wouldn't take me shopping."

Then Ali came up and handed me a store bag from the store she works at and inside were some earrings and a necklace. She hugged me and told me Happy Mother's Day. She got me some ice in a bag because my eye was all swollen and I had a big bag under it.

Seth gave me a metal rose that was handcrafted. He also wrote me a beautiful letter. He said in one part, "I've been thinking about all the favorite memories I have with you but I've literally been thinking for half an hour because there are so many....just a few of them though are - when I was a kid you taught me songs like "Gallump said the little green frog" and "How much is that doggie in the window." When I remember them it's your voice that sings them still." Is that so sweet? I use to sing a lot with the kids.

So, I guess Santa will come this year. I was going to give Jared the budget and let him do everything if the kids forgot me. I hope all of you had a great Mother's Day.


Teachinfourth said...

Glad your day was one to be remembered - in a good way, that is. After all, there are both types.

Just a bed of roses said...

whew...that was close, I was starting to worry the kids wouldn't get Christmas for a minute!

Your a good mom Christa, fun mom.

Kate said...

It's your voice that sings them still.... that is the sweetest dang thing!

Saimi said...

Seems like when we least expect it, they have a way of pulling through for us!

I received a nice early mother's day gift last week and posted about it called, "Happy (early) Mother's Day. It was my best ever!!

Glad they came through for you!

Lisa said...

Oh, just thinking of the gallumping frog and doggie in the window gets me melancholy. That was touching. Truly. Seth wins. Ali, a close second. The baby...well, she still has time to recover. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, dear Krista!

Leenie said...

Good for your brood coming through for you! Great kids.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL, silly/sweet kids.

There were a few years in a row where my husband didn't do anything expect print out a note.

But after a "conversation", he came through with flowers.

Oh, and he bought me knew scriptures because I "needed" them.

Its Time to Live said...

A friend of mine, way back in a Young Adult ward once said in the opening prayer on Mothers day; "Please bless all the mothers who are not perfect that they will not feel too bad as they hear about all the mothers who are perfect." I still smile some 35 years later. ;)

I am sure you are one of the perfect ones!

Diane J. said...

Your son is so sweet!

I tagged you (you must have paused for me to catch you) in the 5 Things Tag on my blog. Okay, I had to post again to tag people because well, my brain is pffftt!

DJ said...

You are a great mother and have great kids! Who knew Seth could be so tender?

Jennifer Gregory said...

What Seth said to you brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad that you had a good mother's day.