Monday, May 11, 2009

Art, Poetry, Technology and Hallmark.

I warned my family on Saturday that I expected Mother's Day cards.

I'm not an easy mom for kids to make breakfast in bed for - I'm usually up hours before my kids - and I see no reason to have a lie-in as a sop to my children's consciences. So, cards it is.

Here is a sampling of this year's offerings.

Best in Show goes to Alex:

Nathan gets the RFF (Robert Frost Foundation) Poetry Award for his writing effort:


You bake bread

You wake up at 4am to teach the dead

You broke your arm

Yet you still work on the family farm

You wash our clothes

You may be the only one who really knows

How hard you work

Or how you put up with all our quirks....

...But I do know that I love you.

(And I know you love me too.)

Steve wins a small award for earliest card (he gets a big award for building the garden - and having all the boys help with it). Danny for using the computer to generate a card with lovely promises of absolute obedience...

David left me a voice-mail (from my "favorite son" - so I would know it was him), then he called later on. Stephanie and family came over twice - and brought me a lovely lilac bush - that I told her she didn't need in her yard, since they are selling their house....

Last but not least, we got to talk to Andrew.

It was a nice day.


Keira said...

Love that Nathan managed to work in "the dead" in a poem about his mother. I second his nomination.

...and you are the best Starfleet Captain, you know.

Suzanne said...

Wow. I really like the shading on your upper lip.

OKTownsends said...

I don't care for breakfast in bed, it just makes me feel like I need to change the sheets. Maybe I am a messy eater? Sounds like you had a good day and really, what more would you want?