Folded in haphazard half, was my Mother's Day card from my youngest.
It was printed with pink marker on pink paper, which made the letters look kinda of orange-ish, pale -- but I could still make it out when I stood next to the brightness of the kitchen window to read it.
An acrostic poem, and an ambitious one, too. Not just made up of first letters of my name spelling out only one word vertically. This boy had written me a deluxe model acrostic -- he had penned in a complete sentence for the first letters of my name, which he thinks is MOTHER.
It was a wonderful read, and I had tears from the laughter. He, of course, didn't understand what was so funny, and when I couldn't stop laughing he explained, "What? You know cards are hard for me and it feels funny to not tell the truth."
I'd photocopy it but against the pink paper and pink marker, it looks like a dark blob. Letter for sentence, I've copied it here.
Happy Mother's Day
Many sided sides to her.
Other things I can say about her.
There is a lot of stuff that I like about her but people say is weird.
Hours and hours of fun we have doing her favorite thing of nothing.
Everything she says with the faces that go with it.
Realistic, she tells me exactly what she thinks.
I love you mom.
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*Pretty sure this is a love note, don't you think?
xo (hope you all had a wonderful mother's day)
** BONUS day for me today: besides this wonderful note from my boy, I'm also being featured on mamapedia! Voices! with a post on parenting and teens, "What Happened to the Meat?" THANK YOU mamapedia! Stop over and check them out, you'll find great community voices as well as online resources for all sorts of sharing info. and parenting's nuggets of wisdom.