Sunday, May 09, 2010

It's Good To Be Mom

Happy Mothers Day! Woke this morning to fresh bagels (mmmm...bagels) and my favorite lotion in the whole world from L'Occitane--hand and foot versions--from my dear husband.

Also, I really cleaned up in the hand-made gift department. If this year's bounty is a harbinger of things to come, I better start clearing those shelves.

In preschool, Jarrah made a puzzle (she assured me that the ink is "pernament") and a flower arrangement ("My teacher finished it with a glue gun, because I'm too young to use a glue gun") and a beautiful mug that says "I Love You." (Readers, I got two gifts that say "I Love You!") Jarrah says I can use it "to enjoy beverages every day, including tea." I'm a little skeptical about that, to tell you the truth, since it seems to be made of plastic and paper--maybe some pencils will find a home in there.

Last night David came to video Sylvia, and for the first time that I can remember, neither of our regular babysitters were free. Getting creative, I remembered that when Jarrah was a baby, a friend of a friend had sat for us with great success, and though I haven't seen her since, I decided to Facebook her on the off-chance she was free and willing. She was!

And what did I do to deserve such babysitting good fortune? Not only is Jarrah smitten with Teresa, but Teresa brought two huge plastic caddies filled with art projects for her young charge. And when I woke up this morning, Jarrah presented me with two of the gifts you see above--a jewelry box decorated inside and out with tiny beads ("It's like another planet in there!" I exclaimed, demonstrating that the odd gift commentary is not limited to five-year-olds) and a gorgeous bead necklace with a clasp and everything.

What? No texting her boyfriend with one eye on Jersey Shore while Jarrah cuts off her own hair? A babysitter who plans ahead to create art with my delighted child in my honor?

Now that's a pretty cool Mother's Day gift all by itself.


Logical Libby said...

What a great Mother's Day! And that puzzle looks hard...

Stephanie said...

Nah, It's good to be you!

Aunt LoLo said...

What a fabulous Mother's Day! (and HUZZAH for awesome babysitters!)

Jen said...

Happy Mothers Day, Miss S! I'm glad you have collected so many wonderful treasures. (And love the part about the babysitter!)

Miss J

Myrnie said...

Happy Mother's Day, sam!

Paul and Heather said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

erin said...

Can you fly her out here? Please?

Yay for homemade gifts.

Rose and Olivia both made me homemade gifts while at their dad's house. And then forgot them there.

Mary said...

Wow! What a necklace and what a sitter!

Happy Mother's Day!!