A's school had a celebratory program for mom's yesterday. All 25 kids and all 25 moms attended the one hour program. The kids sang to us and performed for us and sang some more. Then, the kids one by one, showed us a drawing they had made of their mothers, and read a sentence: "I love my mom because ..." and the endings of the sentences were mostly in the line of "she takes me to places", "she watches TV with me", "she plays with me", ... all endearing and pure from their little hearts. I found these all a reciprocating love: I love "her", because she "does" something specific "for me".
A was one of the last ones to read his sentence: "I love my mom because she is very cute". Ah! All the moms aah-ed and ooh-ed and turned toward me. I felt sheepish and yet my eyes welled with tears.
I realized later that there were three kids who loved their moms because of who they "were": "funny", "generous", "very cute".
This was the best mother's day present ever! I really am thankful to Ms P, A's teacher, for all the work she had put in it.
I love my mom because she is very wise! And, she is very cute too! ;)
Happy Mother's Day!