Tomorrow is mother’s day. It’s not my first, but it’s the first one I got a present from my big dude. And he made it himself. I remember those days before I had kids and how I always wondered, if all these mothers really love those little self-made gifts. I just couldn’t get it in my head that something that wasn’t perfect could give so much joy. Honestly, I’ve always had that. Even as a kid giving gifts to my mother, I was never satisfied with what I had made. Needless to say, I never believed that my mother really liked what I gave her. I have to admit, this all changed a couple of days ago. I walked into the big dudes classroom to pick him up and found all the chairs set up in a semi-circle. As soon as all the moms were in the room the started to sing special mommy songs for us that they had practised for a while. Big dude was called first and when I saw that proud glimmer in his eyes it melted my heart. Right there. He handed me a plant with “hand flowers” and an envelope. He tore it open right away to show me what he had made for me. A bracelet. And I had to put it on. Now. Seeing his excitement of giving something he had made with me in mind, even though I know his teachers played a huge role in that, was the best present he could have given me. I think my heart exploded 🙂
I wear my bracelet proudly and I’m trying my best not to kill the plant that he raised himself in class, they planted the seeds and all 🙂 Now I get it. These gifts really are the best ever 🙂
And since we’re speaking of hearts, the little dude has the coolest heart shaped birth mark ever and I finally managed to capture it in a way that I love 🙂
Happy mother’s day!