Saturday, February 21, 2009

The carnation by my sink

My smiling 5 year old son couldn't wait to give me a pretty yellow carnation when he got off the bus on February 13th. It was cute watching all the little ones coming off the bus clutching carnations for their mommies. They were so happy to have special Valentine presents for all of us standing at the bus stop. Those sweet little faces shined when they presented the flowers with big hugs and kisses. Moms all love this age when kids readily show affection to their parents. As you all know, this will all change once they hit around 8 years old. Especially with the boys. But even those bigger kids will give you a funny smirk or a shy smile once in while. We'll take what we can get : )

Since I spend so much time in front of my sink, I decided to use this little carnation pick me up when I'm overwhelmed with a kitchen filled with dirty dishes. In a few minutes I will be tackling the mess in my kitchen sink. Gratefully, this carnation will sweeten the work with memories of all my kids running into my arms after school. I think I'll have to stock up on carnations : )


Michelle said...

Awww, so sweet! I have Mister Man's Valentine's present hanging up on a mirror opposite the garage door so I can look at it each time I walk into the house.

And I'm hoping that by 8 I still get a hug EVERY once in awhile. Don't depress me too much :)

LuAnn said...

That is sweet. When my son was 5 he was playing outside and came running in so excited to give me pretty red tulips. Where did you get those I ask? From Mrs. Hanson's house - that was our neighbor lady next door. He told me they were just waiting to be picked. OOOPS!!!

Sabrina said...

Sometimes I think the kitchen hates me. Then I remembered that it smiled at me the other day. Please see my blog if you're confused. Anyway, the kitchen is definitely a major beat down for me too. I'm going to put some happy stuff around the sink to cheer me up!
Why are you September mom?

septembermom said...


I was having trouble thinking of a blog name for myself. So I just went with my birthday month, September and tagged it on to "mom".

Thanks for everyone's thoughtful comments!

Lois Lane II said...


rightonmom said...

How sweet! They are so thoughtful at this age aren't they? My son gave me a rock the other day that he specially picked out for me. He handed it to me saying 'its all yours'. Enjoy that flower!