Perfect Moment Monday: My children worship at my feet. See?

May 15, 2011

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Mother’s Day last week brought many perfect moments — I got to spend it with my mom, my sisters and my kids, as well as with other male-type relatives.

But there were two crowning glories to my Mother’s Day.

First was this chart that Reed greeted me with first thing in the morning. Followed, of course, by a big hug and kiss.

My Mom is T-rriffic: She loves me | My mom buys toys | Hugs me | Is my friend | Plays with me | Is an awesome mom | Gives me money | Kisses me and my sister | Helps me and friends.

I’m not sure I’ve earned all these squares (the money is called “allowance”) but I’m deeply fulfilled that he knows how much I adore and love him.

Second was when Grandma (my mom) coached the kids into giving their maternal elders pedicures, which they did eagerly.

Here are Tessa’s and Reed’s perfect finished products:

I kept my toes this way all week and smiled every time I looked down at them.

Would it be wrong of me to lead my children to believe that Mother’s Day comes every month?


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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy May 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Those are the most beautiful toes I’ve ever seen. Absolute perfection…


a May 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Perfect toes! What a wonderful Mother’s Day!


St. Elsewhere May 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Belated Happy Blogoversary!

Reed made you a beautiful note, and I am sure the kisses and hugs were superb. Love the toes!

Actually they celebrate Mother’s Day every fortnight.


meghann May 16, 2011 at 5:40 am

Love the toes! And I think you would be completely within your rights to get your kids to appreciate their mama that way once a month… ;) xo


Kathy May 16, 2011 at 6:41 am

I love the thoughtful and creative ways that your children chose to celebrate you for Mother’s Day this year! Reed’s note is awesome and the “gives me money” one cracked me up! I also love those toes and the image of your daughter and son painting them for you. I don’t see anything wrong with allowing your kids to believe Mother’s Day is a monthly holiday! :)


HereWeGoAJen May 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

I heard somewhere that at your house, Mother’s Day was every Sunday?


Kir May 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

look at those PERFECT TOES!!!!! wow.

I enjoy watching your kiddos ADORING you…the way I do. :)

Mother’s Day every Sunday…I’m in!


Kristin May 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

Love the idea of a monthly Mother’s Day and I adore the present you got from your kids.


Suzy May 16, 2011 at 10:04 am

Those toes look pretty perfect! What a great way to spend your Mother’s Day!


Valerie Power May 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

I’ve never seen a better pedi! You’re truly blessed!


ziggy May 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

So adorable! I love that you left them painted like that all week :) HAppy belated Mother’s Day!


Mel May 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

Oh my G-d — that is awesome. I’ve actually never thought to let the twins try painting my nails. Am I daring enough? Can my skin handle it?


Shannon May 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Very cute! My daughter asked me why there isn’t a “kids day.” I laughed and told her, “everyday is kids day!”


Jenny - Sugar Loco May 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

LOVE the toenails!


Barb May 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

So sweet and wonderful! Happy Mother’s Day belated!


Billy May 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

What a great chart!
And lucky you you got such an awesum pedicure!
(here from ICLW)


C May 21, 2011 at 5:18 am

Love the pedicure idea!


Michele Scott May 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

Sounds like a wonderful mother’s day!


Connie Weiss May 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

They did a great job!

I think Mother’s Day should be celebrated every Sunday….with pampering and a day off!


Quiet Dreams June 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I love your pedicure!

Isn’t it great how we love the imperfections that our loved ones bring to our lives?


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