While doing Mother’s Day writing with my first graders, the typical answers came out:
What does your mom like to do?
“Go grocery shopping.”
“Take care of me and my sister.”
What is mom good at?
“Doing mom stuff.”
How does my mom relax?
Some were unsure. One kid drew his mom with her phone. Some said that mommy relaxes by “drinking wine” or “smoking cigarettes”… I thought, Ya know what?! She probably does, buddy! I know this mommy likes her wine!
I wondered, would my kids even know how I relax? My kids call our bed “dad’s bed” because I am never in it…
I had to ask them. And you know what they said?
“Because she’s my mom.”