The kids all gave me homemade cards for Mother's Day -- very sweet and cute. It's always nice when the classroom teacher gives them some direction . . . .
Thanks to teacher prompts, I discovered that my 4 year old loves me because I pack snacks for him when we go on an airplane. I learned that my 6 year old thinks of me as the color violet. My 8 year old thinks I'm a good mom because I pay her for doing chores. And my 10 year old thinks that my favorite thing to do in my free time is clean.
Hilarious, right? I guess a 10 year old would think that anyone who cleans in their "spare time" must enjoy cleaning. Oh, does she have a lot to learn!
In addition to the cleaning comment was a report card. There were about 15 items on the list and I got As in everything except for the first item: patience. I got a "E" for patience. An "E" means "try harder". I guess it's kinda like an F but a little more friendly than an F. ANYWAY, I find this ironic because I think I am fairly patient but whatever. Nevertheless, I was patting myself on the back for earning As in everything else. I was feeling smug that I am so good at every aspect of being a mom. I commented to my daughter that I was a "Straight A Mom" and she said, "Oh, actually, I just didn't feel like reading all the things on the list so I just gave you A's in everything."
Did I mention that she suffers from ADHD?