Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The best gift

It's not even Mother's Day yet, and already I feel so loved.

At a party today in his preschool class, the Man-cub gave me a card he made for me.

And a bracelet he made for me. ("A friendship bracelet," he keeps correcting me.)

There was even a little flower pot he decorated, and some dirt and wildflower seeds that we can grow together.

(He also made the little pom-pom creatures. That's him and me together, he said. I'm not sure, but I think we're standing on a snowboard.)

The Man-cub had painted tissue paper and fashioned it into a flower, which I promptly stuck behind my ear, embarrassing him greatly. (What? Just because the other moms who came to the party didn't know what to do with it doesn't mean I'm the weird one ... uh, right?)

But the best gift was seeing this:

He wrote words! Not just his first name! And to think that last year, he had the pencil grip of a 14-month-old (which is why he has been in occupational therapy for more than a year for his fine motor skills).

If you can't decipher preschooler handwriting, it says, "She is nice to me."

(Comforting, considering he thought I was pretty mean just a couple days ago.)

All of these gifts are things the Man-cub made with his hands, which is a huge leap forward for him. And I appreciate the teachers' thoughtfulness and work in guiding and helping him and the other students to make everything.

Lots of moms prefer gifts made by their kids. And sometimes for moms, the best gift is the progress that children make.

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Anonymous DJ said...

You must be so very special to receive such wonderful treasures from your boy! He did a terrific job on them all. I love the little mom and me pompom people.

May 4, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger LceeL said...

He's a very special young man, being raised by a very special young women.

Happy Mother's Day, Holly - just a few days early.

May 5, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

That's the down side of home school...if my kids are going to make me mother's day gifts it is me who has to tell them to do so. And then help them do it. And then clean up the mess. :)

Super cool about him coming SOO far since last year! Hooray! Celebrate all the victories!

May 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Potts said...

So cute! I can't wait until mine makes stuff for me. :)

btw, how do you respond to comments on your blog? I would love to learn how to send email responses the way you do.

May 11, 2011 at 5:50 PM  

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