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Saturday, April 28, 2007

I had a date with my son yesterday.
It was the annual 3rd grade Mother's Tea.
All week long, Q-Ball had been too cute...dropping little hints about what they were going to do.
'Mom,' he would ask. 'Do you like 7-up?'
'Mom, what's your favorite color?'
'Mom, I need my church clothes washed.'
'Mom, do you like mints?'
And all week long he had been counting down.
'Just a two more days, Mom.'
'The tea is tomorrow, Mom.'
Finally yesterday was the day.
He pulled a polo out of the closet, which is definitely reserved for only Sunday or other 'special' occasions. And when I dropped him off at school he turned, and reminded me, 'Don't forget Mom. We have 'a date' at 2:30,' before turning and running for the front door.
I arrived promptly at 2:30 p.m. and Q-Ball greeting me at the classroom door.
His teacher took our picture and then he held out his arm and escorted me to our table. :)
He had written a 'Mom is special because...' paper which he read out loud. He made a coupon book for 'free chores,' drew some pictures and made a fun name place holder with his picture on it. The class sang a song called, 'I love Mommy,' which of course made all 16 of us cry!
That freaked Q out a bit.
Then we had cake, punch, mints and nuts.
I wish I had pictures. Unfortunately, Meshack didn't realize I needed the camera and walked off with it that morning. So I pulled out my camera phone and clicked a couple of shots. I haven't figured out how to get them off the phone yet...
But I have pictures in my head.
What a great first 'date.'

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I forget to add...we also got a little present from the kids. A lunch sack with the following items and a note attached. It read...

Because I care...

Stick of Gum - you always stick with me
Band-Aid - you heal my hurts
Toothpick - you 'pick out' my good qualities
Snickers - for all the fun times we share
Kleenex - you always help me when I am sad
Chocolate Kiss - a reminder of my love
Smarties - to remind you that I look up to you
Candle - you are the light of my life
Lifesaver - you're always there for me - 24/7

8 salty messages:

Kathy and Joel,  April 28, 2007 at 9:03 AM  

How cute is he?? That must have been a very special tea date.

Missy April 28, 2007 at 3:46 PM  

That gift bag was so sweet! I have to admit, I had big tears welling up in my eyes. Bill was wondering what was wrong with me...men, they just don't get it sometimes! :)

Karin April 28, 2007 at 4:28 PM  

What a darling story and a darling son. I can't wait for days like this.

Valerie,  April 28, 2007 at 7:11 PM  

How totally sweet. Thanks for checking out (and commenting) on my new blog! I hope you don't mind if I add yours to my list. I'm looking forward to continued reading of your blog. Love and Light - Valerie

Tami April 28, 2007 at 8:01 PM  

I have to admit...this is the part of parenting I love the most so far. They're great when they're little...so cuddly it's fun. But when they are in elementary school and starting to come into their own, they're just awesome! And he still lets me cuddle with him...sometimes. ;)
Valerie, please feel free to add me to your list! I love hearing comments from people and have already added you to my list of favorites!

Kathy and Joel,  April 28, 2007 at 9:05 PM  

Tami, to give you even more hope for the future...
I teach a grade eight class and my 14 year old boys are VERY attached to their moms. In fact, I told one of my boys not too long ago that I hoped (if I ever had a son) that he would love me as much as he loved his mom. It is really sweet.

Jenni April 30, 2007 at 10:18 PM  

That's awesome! Sounds like a wonderful date.

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