|Our traditional Mother's Day picture -- 2011|
On days like Mother's Day, Kyle tells me, "Remember, Mom, stay in bed. Do not get up." As I heard him telling Terry or someone, "Everyone knows that moms get breakfast in bed on Mother's Day."
Well, yes, theoretically, but since I wake up naturally anywhere between 6:45 and 7:15, laying in bed in a dark room where my husband is still trying to catch up on his sleep, waiting for some special surprise is not a treat for me. Call me Killljoy.
However, I did agree to go into the study and shut the door and relax in the big leather chair while they "surprised" me. I had suggested to Amanda the night before that all I really wanted was toast, since we would be having a big and early lunch right after church.
In typical Amanda-style, she made it cool and creative:
Kyle read me a special letter that they worked on at school. "The speech" was part of it, so I don't know if the teacher encouraged that. Here is the letter, corrected for spelling. Kyle is a very sweet and loving child, and this is truly a gift. I've made clarifications in the footnotes were necessary.
You are the greatest mom I could have. I love you so much. I love your cooking skills.***
Your favorite child,****
*unloading it from the dishwasher, which is supposed to be his chore
**Amanda is not adopted! I let him finish his "speech," and asked him if he knew what adopted was. He said he didn't, and so I asked why he said that. He said, "I just meant that I'm glad that I have Amanda as my sister."
***I'm pretty sure that this is just sucking up, especially since his eating of homecooked meals has been less than stellar of late.
****He read this will all seriousness, and Amanda wasn't even around to joke with about it, so I don't know whether or not to think that this is totally sweet or to be worried about it.
Amanda has another "special surprise" for me that she's working on. I'll update if it makes an appearance.
I hope that you all had a lovely Mother's Day yourselves! Did anything touch you or make you smile?