On this very Mother's Day I got to go to church and teach my primary class. They were a bit rowdy but they are very sweet children and they make me feel like they love me and think about me (at least on Sunday mornings). One of the girls drew me a picture on the sacrament meeting program and it said "I like you." And two other girls sat on either side of me during primary, grasping each of my arms tight with their heads resting on my shoulder. They were kind enough to tell me that my arms are "nice and not hairy" and "squishy like gummy bears." Then when primary was over, one of the cuddliest boys (though I'm sure he wants others to believe he is the boy of all boys) of my class gave me a hug and wished me a happy Mother's day. Honestly, they could be the naughtiest children and they would still make me melt.
The primary presidency put together a questionnaire for the children to answer about their mothers. You know where this is going, don't you? Well, here are some Q's and A's.
All images via google images, btw.
What does your mom do in the morning?
Lots of cleans the house and goes to work
-"Valentine's for my friends"
-um.. I don't know...we don't go somewhere
-go to "JIM"
What does your mom look like in the morning?
Lots of tired and crazy hair
-"a grumpy witch"
-"rat nasty" (what?!)
-wears white clothes (I just about died with laughter)
-tired but sunshine face and happy (I want to be this mom)
What is your mom's favorite thing to eat?
Lots of pizza and salad
-cheeseburgers and happy meals to get toys!
How much does your mom weigh?
-more than me (smart alec)
-"What kind of question is this?"
-"never answering" (you can tell this is an older and wiser child)
What is your mom's favorite movie or TV show?
-"good movies for me, bad movies for her"
-"She likes to watch when she got married to my daddy"
Something your mom says to you every day?
I am happy to report that the answers consisted of something related to school, clean your room, but mostly I love you. Oh! But the most unusual answer, "Want to make a snowmen out of mud?"
And finally my favorite series of answers:
What is your favorite thing to do with your mom?
-Read with her
-Play checkers and tickle torture
-"spend all her money for doing something fun"
-"We run out of cheese, we get some, go to costco"
-"snuggle on my bed with her"
-"spend time together doing fun things, just us two"
It's just so sweet how simple and meaningful their answers were on this last question. It all boils down to quality time that something as mundane as running errands with their mommy's becomes one of their cherished memories of that mother-child relationship.
To all the mother's out there, Happy Mother's Day!