Preschool teachers know how to spoil a mom. Today AE's class held a Mother's Day Tea, so I arranged for HJ to spend the morning with a neighbor.
I changed my lens on the camera, so I couldn't get all the kids in the shot. When we came in, they serenaded us with three songs and concluded with giving us the "key to their hearts" necklace.
I have failed as a mother. I don't often give the girls a chance to drink from a cup like this. She did me proud. The teachers served us snacks: popcorn, cheese cubes, strawberries and dinner mints. Pink lemonade filled our cups.
A poem accompanied the box and explained the significance of each item: plastic teddy bear, band-aid, peanut, stick of gum and two Hershey's kisses.
So which was the very best present? A new roof? All the sweet art projects?
Nah. The smile on her face when I came in the room!