Monday, May 14, 2012

Making Life Not Suck

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day yesterday! The weather on the Cape cooperated - we did have a cloudy patch there in the middle that made me bring my raincoat to my son's soccer game  (yes, his league scheduled actual games ON Mother's Day. I mean, it's a National Holiday, right? Isn't here a law?) ... but it cleared up and the sun came out while I sat in the bleachers, probably because I brought the coat. And they ended up with a tie, 1-1, which was nice, and the boy who scored for our team came running into the bleachers after his goal to kiss his mom. Nice gift for Mother's Day.

When we got home, my husband had these beautiful flowers waiting for me, and my daughter had made me a few cards. The first she made from all the kids, and read "You Put up with a Whole lot of Whining..." on the front. When you open it, it reads, "...But let's stop talking about Dad. Happy Mother's Day!"

The other card was just from my daughter. The one in the picture above. Here's a close up.

The inside just reads "Thanks!"

I was pretty happy with her, and with her perception of me.

Okay, it may seem really snarky to some people, but isn't this the very idea of what being a good mom is all about? Middle School kinda sucks for most kids. In lots of ways. And High School isn't always a picnic either.My job is to help them make it through it all. For her to write this, and mean it, means something besides wanting to make me smile on Mother's Day. Which it did.

Who helps you make Life not Suck? Who do you help make it through the day?

9 comments:

  1. I love that card. I wish I'd made that when I was a kid for my mom.

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  2. I know, right? I think I'm saving this one forever ;-)

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  3. haha straight to the point and priceless!

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    2. thanks. Lynn! Favorite. Card. Ever. (so far)

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  4. I love her card! Priceless!

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  5. I think her card is perfect! She should have her own card line for teens/tweens. Not that they buy a lot of cards, but she's very creative. What a great gift for MD.

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    1. I can't wait to share this comment with her - right up her alley, of course!

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