The sweetest present

The Pea asked me last night what I wanted for Mother's Day. I told her I would be happy with some of her lovely artwork or a nice card. No, besides a card! , she insisted. Then how about something homemade, like the lovely beads that your brothers made for me at preschool? No, something else!

My next thought was to say, I want a day to window shop all by myself. But I didn't really want to tell The Pea that what I want most is a day without her. And besides, if I spent Mother's Day window shopping, I'd probably end up eating some junky treat from the mall food court.

So I told her I'd love to get a spa manicure. And sweet girl that she is, even though her life savings amounts to just $40, her face lit up and she said, "OK mommy, I'll use my own money to pay for a manicure for you!".

I tell you, spending Mother's Day with the Pea and her brothers beats window shopping any day.

(but for my real wish list -- take note, Alfie!! -- click here)


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Vered said...

SO sweet.

It's strange how we think that all we want is time away from them, when they can make us happier than anything else could ever make us.

A day of leisurely window shopping and eating junk does sound good, though. :)

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the link is broken for your real wish list :(

Bonggamom said...

Thanks for the note -- I've fixed the link!

Just Jen said...

oh i got teary eyed! that is just adorable!
have you got it done yet?