That's how Conner writes and says "mother's day". He's in kindergarten.
Well, I had a good mother's day weekend. I woke up Sunday morning to the kids running to my bedside with presents. Conner gave me some stationary he made at school, and Payton's gift was a plaque of his hand print he made at pre-school. From all of them I got a 4 lb. tub of Red Vines -- that's what they picked out on their mother's day shopping trip with dad. And tucked inside were three little pieces of paper.
Trying to determine what each of the coupons was meant for was a challenge at first, but with a little help from Scott I was able to figure it out. From Conner, a hair cut. From Anna, a pedicure. And from Payton, a facial. All at a nice spa/salon in town. The real gift certificates are on their way in the mail -- but I think these are way more fun. Scott made us german pancakes for dinner and did a good job of managing the chaos so I didn't have to. He even changed two poopy diapers. What a man.
I also wanted to share a handout/quote I used for a lesson last year in RS and is now hanging on my fridge. I talked about the role of mothers and contrasted the to-do lists we think we should be keeping up with and the to-do list that really matters. The items on this to-do list comes from an address by President Ezra Taft Benson at a fireside for parents on Feb. 22, 1987, titled "To The Mothers in Zion".
- Be at the crossroads (as in physically being there)
- Be a real friend
- Read to your children
- Pray with your children
- Have weekly FHE
- Be together at mealtimes
- Read scriptures daily
- Do things as a family
- Teach your children
- Truly love your children