Happy Mother’s Day!
These are the wildflowers (aka weeds) that my younger children gathered for me for Mother’s Day.
Perhaps it’s the economy, which has reminded me that things don’t really matter much, or perhaps my heart is just more tender this year, but I loved them. I loved the homemade cards, the honest way in which my 6th grader admitted that the card he made me in music class was really done because it was worth 200 points, the way some of them sweetly cleaned their rooms as a gift to me (and apparently without any encouragement).
But back to the wildflowers. I overheard a conversation among children as three of my younger ones hunted with two neighbors for their bouquets. I could hear them running from spot to spot and exclaiming “My mom is gonna love these flowers!” Over and over they would ooh and aah at how lovely their gatherings were. At last, not wholly getting the purpose of the picking, my three year old son said “My dad is gonna love these!” The whole group giggled. Then the neighbor boy said to him, “Your Dad! Dads don’t like flowers! They like cool stuff!” Very kindly they all then filled in my little boy on the cool stuff that dads like, such as skateboards, bikes, cars and so forth. It’s a good thing moms like flowers, because they sure made my day.