Monday, May 11, 2009

The Best Mother's Day

Not going to go into all the details but I wanted to share the highlights of this year's best Mother's Day.

Highlight #1 - On Saturday afternoon, the boys were playing outside. They came in and told me not to look. They bustled around and finally I was instructed to open my eyes. There they were, grinning ear to ear, holding a sofa cushion between them. In the center of the cushion was the treasure, a heart shaped rock, they had found and wanted desperately for me to have for Mother's Day but could not wait another minute to present it to me. Awwwwwww!

Highlight #2 - the boys were so excited to celebrate Mother's Day with me that they had a hard time falling asleep and woke up early so they could start the celebration. Awwwwww!

Highlight #3 - After letting me sleep a bit and bringing me breakfast in bed they helped make, I was to open my gifts. Daddy had taken them to the dollarstore and let them choose 5 items each for Mommy. What ever they felt was a wonderful gift for Mommy. Oh, they had a great time at the store and were so excited for me to look at and inspect each item. Among the treasures were a garden angel, sparkly hair elastics, a pizza cutter (so I can cut homemade pizza on movie night faster) and a green toilet bowl brush (so I can clean the bathrooms easier).

Ok, so a toilet bowl brush may not be most mom's top choice of gifts, but the fact that the boys thought carefully and picked out each item was so special to me. They could have picked toys so that eventually they would have them to play with, but they didn't. They thought of me as only a 6 and 5 yr old can do. And that is why it was the best Mother's Day ever.


Jennifer said...


Sara said...

Ahhh, very nice. :)

Allie said...

So incredibly sweet!

Corlie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

Sue said...

What wonderful little boys!!! So glad you had a nice day -- especially after the past few weeks.

See, my 6-year-old would go to the Dollar Store and buy me a Speed Racer car (or Hot Wheels -- whatever they're stocking at the moment). In fact, that's what he did for my birthday. I got Snake Oiler. :) How sweet that they thought of what YOU might want -- toilet brush and all!

(side note: OK, my son DID think of me, in a way, with the car. My favorite color is orange (yes, I'm not kidding) and Snake Oiler is the only orange car in the bunch. haha!)

Jenn said...

Hi, visiting from Tuesday Toot!
What a wonderful Mother's day. Your boys are so thoughtful. My girls are too young yet to do such things, but I'm looking forward to when they understand what the day is and want to celebrate it with me!

Anonymous said...

The boys sound sweet. 5 and 6 is a great age. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Heather said...

Oh the heartshaped rock presented on the cushion is so sweet. What a wonderful day!

Glad to have found your blog. Dr. Dobbs is wonderful. That's a big trip to make, but it will be worth it. Nathan's foot was not as complicated, but I'm just so amazed that it looks exactly like his right foot and he's all over the place.