By Diane Ako
Someone was very proud of the gift she had made for me for Mother's Day. GiftS, plural, should say.
When she came home from school on Friday, she presented me a brown bag and some assorted cards. "Open it!" she insisted.
I told her Mother's Day was Sunday, but she wanted me to see it now. I gave in.
My absolute favorite was the portrait of Mom as seen through Olivia's eyes. I have never seen an image of me I like more.
I also love the phonetically spelled note inside: (I love you because) "You let me sleep in your bed. Mom I love you because you help fold my clothes. And you walk me to school."
She wanted me to know it was drawn with NO help from the teacher, and that my hair (which I cut short last week) is heart shaped on purpose because it represents how she loves me. Aww!
There was another, supplemental card, which must have been done with even less supervision, because it's even more phonetically spelled. The guesses at the words is really funny and cute. I LOVE how she confuses b and d, which as you'll see in the photo below, can make it a little harder to translate, even for the parent.
"Dear Mom Happy Mother's Day! I like that you let me sleep in your bed. I like that you cook dinner. I like that you help me when I fall down."
The word for "dinner" is my favorite, followed closely by "fall down." At first I was like, I cook you beer?
This is such an awesome gift. I gave her three big hugs and told her how fantastic she is.
What is your best Mother's Day gift?