Friday, May 8, 2009

Actual Answers from Demon Baby's Mother's Day Project

From his preschool project. He insisted on giving it to me yesterday instead of waiting for Mother's Day. Indeed, it is a gift.

My mom's favorite food is . . . yellow and black potatoes. [Demon Baby's Mother must explain this means ROASTED potatoes, which get crispy. And they're not even my favorite food, but . . . well . . . this is Demon Baby after all.]

My mom's favorite color is . . . blue. [It's actually green, but HIS favorite color is blue.]

My mom's favorite thing to do is . . . play with me. [This is actually pretty true.]

My mom always says . . . "I love you, Jack." [This is also true, and I am so glad he put this instead of, "If you feed the dogs Raisin Bran again, I swear I'm selling you to the Gypsies."]

My mom is best at . . . writing books. [BIG SHOCK . . . I still don't think he really understands what I do for a living.]

My mom is . . 5 . . . feet tall. [I'm 5'10"]

She weighs . . . 10 . . . pounds. [WOW. Flattered, I suppose.]

She is . . . not that . . . old. [I only feel old.]


Happy Mother's Day.

I firmly believe God sends us children to teach us what is divine nature. Children laugh without artifice, they are amazed and awed by the simplest yet most wondrous things in nature . . . ladybugs and earthworms (even when you have a child who puts them in his pockets and brings them in the house). They appreciate a sunny day . . . and appreciate mud puddles on a rainy one. They can find miracles in clouds. They instinctively touch you or pat you when you are sad, and curl into your arms when your heart is breaking. Most of us, by the time we are "old" have forgotten that the world can be such a pure and true place.

If you are blessed enough to be a "mom," enjoy your day, wrapped in the knowledge that you must be very special if you were chosen to tend to one of the universe's most perfect signs of love.


pita-woman said...

Aww, how sweet. I got a little misty-eyed there.
Have a happy mother's day!!

Erica Orloff said...

Thanks! Have a great weekend . . .


Melanie Avila said...

Aww, what a fun way to see how he perceives you. :)

Happy Mother's Day Erica, and all the other moms!

Erica Orloff said...

It was really funny. I actually still don't think he really knows I write books that end up in Barnes and Noble. I think he thinks I tape my picture onto the back cover or something.

Cheryl Kauffman said...

Have a great Mother's Day! I hope DB gives you a restful day, and that you don't find any worms in strange places.

Lauren said...

Aw, what he wrote is soo cute. And what you wrote is beautiful. I hope you and all the other moms have a great mom's day!

Morgan Stevens said...

Happy Mother's Day Erica!

Robin said...

The potatoes crack me up. And they aren't even your favorite food! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Melanie Avila said...

Erica that's hilarious!!

Erica Orloff said...

No restful . . . but no worms. I'm thankful for small favors.

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Erica Orloff said...

I know . . . interesting the opinions they form!

Erica Orloff said...

Would we exoect anything different from him?