My kids made all kinds of cute hand prints and flower pots and poems at their respective schools for Mother’s Day. I love anything with a hand, finger, toe, or foot print so these were much appreciated. Finn’s card he made at school was cut out letters of the word “mom,” but when you opened the card the upside down “mom” letters said “wow.” He made sure to point out it said “wow mom.” Very cute.
Hubby did good too. They purchased for me the Wii Fit, which I’ve been looking for for months but could never find in stock. They surprised me with it yesterday and boy was I surprised! Haven’t had time to play on it yet but will later today. Finn also picked out one of those greeting cards that play music that said something like “Thanks mom for hangin’ tough” and when you opened it played part of New Kids on the Block’s “Hangin’ Tough.” So a great Mother’s Day weekend so far. We’ll see my mom tonight or tomorrow night, depending on how weather affects other plans, and Sunday after church do lunch, the new Star Trek movie and I’ve asked for a few hours to shop on my own and get a pedicure. We’ll see.
I got this funny email from my sister about the things we learn from our moms so I’m reposting here in honor of moms.
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”
My mother taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that this will come out of the carpet.”
My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
My mother taught me LOGIC.
“Because I said so, that’s why.”
My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”
My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”
My mother taught me IRONY.
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
My mother taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”
My mother taught me about HYPERBOLE.
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”
My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!”
My mother taught me about ENVY.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“Just wait until we get home.”
My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
“You are going to get it when you get home!”
My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”
My mother taught me ESP.
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”
My mother taught me HUMOR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”
My mother taught me GENETICS.
“You’re just like your father.”
My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”
My mother taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”
And my favorite:My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you”