Monday, May 21, 2012

Mother's Day Interview

About two weeks ago I looked in Jackson's backpack and found a paper scroll with a ribbon tied around it and a little cellophane bag with hearts on it. My first thought was along the lines of "What little girl is trying to make a move on my son?" When I asked Jackson what it was, he got this funny look on his face and told me it was nothing. Yeah right! "Did everyone get one of these?" "No," he said. My blood pressure was on the rise. I calmly let him know that we were going to open it together right away and he yelled, "Nooooo!" What in the world? "It's for Mother's Day!"

Well that makes a little more sense now, doesn't it? 

So the day finally came when I got to open the gift he made me at school. It was a shrinky dink in the shape of Jackson's hand, tied onto a ribbon. I rocked it as a necklace to church. My friend Amber's son made her a bracelet out of the legs of his Lego men. This is the stuff motherhood is made of. 

Here's what was on the scroll. I've never laughed so hard in my life.

My Mom 

My mom's name is Amanda

She is 32 years old.

My mom likes to be with me

Her favorite food is chikin

She shops at Targit

My mom loves when I hug her

(Very good and very tame so far.)

The best thing my mom cooks is toste. (My poor family!)

If my mom could travel anywhere, she would go to the beche

I love my mom because she loves me so much

My favorite thing about my mom is her body

Love,
Jackson

All I can say about that humdinger at the end is that when Mommy and Daddy don't think the kids in the back seat are listening to them flirt with each other, Mommy and Daddy are very wrong! Ha! 



I'm thankful for these two turkeys who have made me a mama. 





28 comments:

Carrie said...

Hilarious! Love it:)

thegypsymama said...

Oh that last picture - awwwwww!

Tara G. said...

Precious and hilarious! Jewelry from kids is priceless- my friends and I said we ought to have a party where every mom comes adorned with such gifts for a good laugh! :)

asnipofgoodness said...

I LOVE that last photo. :)

Angie said...

LOVE IT!!

And they can always hear when you don't want them too! ;)

KarolynKD said...

Ha! That's hilarious and so true. One time, my son told a lady he had just met, 'That's my mom - that hot one over there on the couch.' Oh my! Thanks, hubs, for all your affirmation :)

Lauren said...

LOVED this!!!! :)

bethany said...

I was wondering why you said you'd never laughed so hard with the first couple of questions, but oh man. That is hilarious.

MEGAN said...

so funny!!!!!

Christina Lang said...

I think we would all be shocked about what our kids hear when we don't think they are listening ;) That is so funny!

Katy said...

that is so very sweet. my boys are 9 & 12 and those days of home made gifts are long gone. it goes by so fast so hold on tight.

i love that you made the shrink dink into a necklace! pure sweetness!

Dionna said...

Oh Amanda! How precious is that last picture of you and Annabeth with her blankey? I love it.

I can only imagine how well you rocked the shrinky dink hand necklace. I adore it just envisioning it.

MarieMc said...

that's so sweet amanda. :)

happymcfamily said...

LOL! Don't feel bad, my 6 year old tattled on my culinary abilities too.

Hers said:
My favorite food that Mom makes is
macrone and ceese.

She makes it by
puting it in the micrwave. Then she tacks it out. Then it is redy to eat.

Bless 'em. :-)

McElroy Family Happenings said...

It is so awesome that y'all are flirting with each other!!!!

Laura said...

SO SO sweet!

fuzzytop said...

Loved Jackson's entries! So sweet!

When my daughter was in Kindergarten, the teacher had each kid in the class describe to her how their mom made their favorite food. Teacher then typed them all up and made a recipe book, which she gave to all the moms. I think Rachel told the teacher I make biscuit by putting them in the oven at 500 degrees and baking them for 2 days.... It was hilarious!

Adrienne

Blessing of Adoption welcomes you said...

Thanks for the great laugh!

Barbara Head said...

You are one blessed mama!!

Bobbie said...

Too precious! I love the little hand he made you-noticed it at church on Mother's Day. Our first grandson arrived on Saturday, Brayden Alan. I've been reliving some of your Jackson stories! Such a blessing.

Erica said...

Precious!

0353fefa-a531-11e1-88cf-000bcdcb2996 said...

That one keeps me smiling long into soccer practice Amanda! And thank you for being courageous to share that with us! Dixie

Lanita Anderson said...

Amanda, I LOVED Jackson's letter!! My son's Sunday School teacher made a scrapbook page for the Moms for Mother's Day when he was in Kindergarten. There was a picture of him, and he was asked to write three sentences about his Mom. His said, "My Mom is very pretty. My Mom cooks good food. My Mom is 40 years old!!" :O)

katiegfromtennessee said...

The lego man legs necklace makes me smile:) Fun pictures too:)

Kendra said...

Too cute!! :o)

Rose said...

Best post ever. love the superhero outfits.

Kristina said...

Amanda,

Thank you so much for being so open and honest with those who read your blog. My husband and I found out last week that we suffered a miscarriage with our second child, so you can imagine I have been beside myself with grief this entire week. Reading this blog post about made me belly laugh until tears were streaming down my face.. Happy tears for the first time in over a week! Thank you for sharing the little things with us... You never know who it might effect in a huge way. Thanks for making me laugh again in a time of hurting.

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

So stinkin' cute!! From the mouths of babes!