First of all, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing Mom! I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Thank you for your unconditional love, even through some tough situations! I know all those gray hairs are from my brother and I, but you rock them well 😉 Love you always!
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mother-in-Law as well! She raised a great man that I am proud to call my husband. We have two amazing moms to look up to and learn from when we have kiddos of our own.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the other Mommies out there that are reading this! I wouldn’t have my job without women like you. Although there are many different parenting styles and teaching styles, you are all special and amazing! I have learned many things from all the moms that have gone through my classroom and I wouldn’t change that for anything.
All week long, we asked the kiddos why their mom was special. By the end of the week, they came up with some great answers:
- “She takes me places.”
- “She swims with me.”
- “We go to Miller’s (a grocery store).”
- “She cooks for me.”
- “She picks me up.”
This year, our kiddos made some special gifts just for their moms. My awesome co-lead, Leslie has done this project every year for the moms. Back in April, we planted some marigolds in little paper cups. This last week, the kiddos used some paint markers to decorate a clay pot. They helped fill their pot with soil and we replanted the flowers.
Leslie attached this cute little poem to a popsicle stick and stuck it in the pots as well.
Each mom also got a copy of this cute poem- If You Give a Mom a Muffin:
- If you give a mom a muffin,
she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
Her three year-old will come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she’ll trip over shoes and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She’ll look for her cookbook
(How to Make 101 Things With a Pound of Hamburger.)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in her purse,
which is being dumped out by her two year-old.
Then she’ll smell something funny.
She’ll change the two year-old.
While she is changing the two year-old, the phone will ring.
Her five year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.
And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.
Keeping Life Creative made a cute printable of the poem that you can find here: http://keepinglifecreative.com/keeping-life-creative/if-you-give-a-mom-a-muffin
At the end of the week, we had a Mother’s Day “Tea Party.” We made cookies and lemonade and invited the moms to join us for afternoon snack. After they ate, the kiddos gave their mom the presents they made.
We hope the Moms enjoyed the presents as much as the kiddos enjoyed making them. What is your favorite Mother’s Day present you received or made for your mom?