Mother’s Day at Preschool
Today, my son’s preschool had their Mother’s Day program. I was excited to go, since I missed Family Fun Night. My son has also been singing his songs around the house, so I knew it would be pretty cute.
I was totally right.
They started out with two songs in their classroom. “You are my mommy,” to the tune of “You are my Sunshine,” and “I love Mommy,” to the tune of “Are you sleeping?” I’m not sure if their teacher came up with all the words, but if she did, they were really creative and sweet. I expected my son to be belting them out, but he actually looked a little shy. Their teacher then read the reasons they loved mommy. My son said he loved me more than flowers because I do nice things, and his favorite thing to do with me is go shopping a lot.
Hmmmm. Maybe I’ve taken him to Target one too many times. He also made a portrait of me:
If your eyes are bad like mine and can’t read it, it says that, “my mom is prettiest when we go to special places she sometimes wears pretty clothes like dresses.” I guess he doesn’t find my uniform of yoga pants, no make-up, and ponytail very pretty. He also gave me a tile they made with a hand print flower and card with things about me. I learned he thinks I’m on the computer too much and my favorite food is carrots? More things for mommy to work on…although, I like that he thinks I eat a lot of carrots even though it is not true at all.
We then went to another room where they sang a song in French, ran around galloping, and played with the parachute. After, we went back up, and they had snacks and juice for everyone. It was a very nice morning. The kids were all really funny, and were having so much fun, you couldn’t help but laugh and smile. I’m really happy he loves his teachers and school.
This whole Mother’s day celebration reminded me that I still need to get my own Mother a gift. I like to make something or at least get something with pictures of the kids on it. I usually plan way ahead of time, but I am way behind this year. I do have something in mind, but in case you’re reading this mom, I won’t spoil the surprise.
We do have plans set, though. My husband asked me what I wanted to do, and I told him I wanted both time with my kids and time with my own mom. He made reservations for the whole gang, including my parents and his parents, for an early brunch. Then, I planned on a little shopping, maybe a nap, and perhaps some mindless reality TV at my Mom’s house. I completely forgot she and my Dad won baseball tickets, so I guess I’ll just have to go shopping on my own. No biggie.
What are your Mother’s Day plans? Do they involve your kids or your mom? Whatever you do, please just take some time to celebrate all the women in your life. Also, please remember those who do not have their mothers or babies with them. It can be an especially hard day for some woman, so please don’t forget about them and send them extra love.