One of my favourite bloggers - Jennifer at Thursday Drive - just wrote a great post about questionable Mother's Day gifts. In her comments I said I had nothing to add, but actually I do. Big surprise.
It's about my own questionable Mother's Day gift. A little head scratcher if you will.
Last week at preschool Csilla made a Mother's Day art project which was "dry" and ready to give to me today. Guess what it was?
A bunch of crepe paper flowers? No.
A construction paper card? No.
Some other random
fugly pretty art project meant to imply love or admiration?
Nope. Her gift was none of these perfectly acceptable, albeit lame, things.
Csilla presented me today with a painted wooden spatula. You know, the sort of utensil you would use to flip pancakes in the kitchen? Now what-the-H is that supposed to imply?
Get thee into the kitchen mama!
It's Mother's Day and that's where you belong. Huh? I'm not too clear on the thinking here. When you think of Mother's Day, you're supposed to think of the kitchen? Sad.
Check out this craptastic masterpiece from Csilla:
What an awesome present. My mom took one look at it then laughed at me and muttered under her breath, "Lucky you. Ten more years of stuff like this." Guffaw smirk smirk. Payback time was written all over her face.
And then we both turned towards Csilla and smiled gleefully, showering her in praise for such a lovely gift. The only redeeming part about the wooden spatula was the little piece of paper attached to the handle which read:
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
Now and forever
My mommy you'll be."
Thanks for the sentiment teachers! For those of you who don't know these lines, it's a take on the main lines from the Robert Munsch book Love You Forever, which I challenge anyone with a pulse to read without crying. Listen to it here and tell me you don't choke up.
All that weepiness aside, Csilla said it best when she came into the den holding her dear sweet Mother's Day wooden spatula and exclaimed,
"What can we do with this boring old spoon?"
Is my kid a genius or what?