Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day... far away

I am still in Dallas, which means that I was here for my anniversary yesterday (Nick is in WA...) and now for Mother's Day.  I am glad to have my children with me on Mother's Day, but I missed the pampering and freedom from quotidian duties.  Hey Nick, maybe we an schedule a Mother's Day when I get home...

The kids were a particular handful in church today.  I was in and out and doing damage control through most of sacrament meeting.  At the end, the youth passed out some little bags of cookies and a poem to all the mothers.  The 10 year-old behind me said to her little brother, "That ain't fair.  I can't wait 'til I'm a mom."  Yeah.  The yearly cookies make 52 crazy sacrament meetings worth every moment.

Let me just clarify that I would not be pregnant right now if I did not enjoy being a mother.  I just found the comment behind me pretty ironic.

I stole this little quiz from a friend's blog.  Here are Bethelle's answers.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
I love you.

2. What makes mom happy?
When I give you rainbow hearts.  That means I love you so much.

3. What makes mom sad?
Not obeying.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
By tickling me.  You always have to do it softly!

5. What was mommy like as a little girl?
Like Jesus.

6. How old is your mom?
I don't know...  I still don't know.

7. How tall is your mom?
(reaches as high as she can... it's not that high)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play with Bethelle.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Work hard.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Singing (pronounced "seen-een").

11. What is your mom really good at?
Cooking.  And she's good at doing my hair too.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
I don't know.  I just don't know.

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Well, work hard in the house.

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Beans (I think she means pea pods.  mmm.), peaches, oranges.

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
I love her.  She loves me.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Cinderella, like me.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Work hard together.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Watch TV that's like you and me.  We both like to look like a princess.

19. How are you and your mom different?
You comb hair and I don't comb hair because I'm still small.

20. How do you know that your mom loves you?
I just know.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
He loves you.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Go shopping.  Like at Target.  Target and Costco, because I get popcorn at Target and snacks at Costco.

2 comments:

Jonathan, Mandy & the girls said...

cute quiz! love the dialogue between mommies and their children. It is so priceless! If it makes you feel any better Jonny and I spent our five year anniversary in separate states...I think we were reunited by Mother's Day though (: This too shall pass...and you shall have a finished, marketable home as your reward!

Our Ohana said...

Precious! I love that she thinks you were like "Jesus" as a child - I mean, of course you were! Adorable!