Best Gift Ever

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by slsh, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    So Diva had to write an essay about a person she admires. She picked me (!!) and I got a beautifully typed copy for Christmas - it was a total surprise. It's titled Mom, the Hero.

    It's actually kind of embarrassing, LOL. Highlights:

    "My mom is kind, strong, and hardworking."

    Diva talks a lot about thank you and Ellen (Boo's twin) and how I helped her understand why things are the way they are.

    How I comforted her and supported her in her first 3 years in school because she was "really sensitive then. In first grade, she started putting smiley faces on my hand. It didn't help, but she tried."

    I'm "mentally strong" and a "good role model".

    "My mom can stay focused on what she is doing. If you try to disturb her, she won't budge. She has to stay focused with the work she does."

    "My mom handles the bills. She doesn't spend so much that she can't pay the bills. She always pays the bills to keep her family happy and safe."

    "She says a lot of things to keep us from worrying."

    It goes on and on.

    So I'm sitting there reading this, teary eyed, so glad I'm not a total failure as a mom, and I get to the closing paragraph:

    "I hope you think of my mom as an admirable person. Well, those are the reasons my mom is kind, strong, and hardworking. You learned why my mom is special. No I don't mean Special Education. I hope you enjoyed my essay. I also hope you thought she was a good person."

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Special Education. OMG, she just cracks me up!!!

    She then informed me that I need to keep this so that when she's a teenager and tells me she hates me, I can remember that she really doesn't. I'm thinking a wall-size poster will do! :)

    My Diva - she is just a trip!:cheerleader::princess:
  2. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    I'Learning Disability (LD) cry. We haven't had my xmas yet. Still working.
  3. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh for awesome! Ask her to put her request for you to keep it in writing. You can put her handwritten request to never believe she hates you on the back of the poster.

    Yes, this is the best gift ever! More of our kids' words should be framed and displayed.
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Oh, that is so sweet. What a great self esteem boost. Those can be needed with difficult child's in the mix.

    By the way, I am so glad you are not Special Education. lol
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful essay!
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Sue, Diva obviously inherited your gift with written expression. I hope you frame it. What an incredible treasure!

  7. ML

    ML Guest

    That is awesome!
  8. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    That is a great essay! What a beautiful gift, so insightful a sweet. And funny!

    the idea to keep it so when she is a teenager.....a good idea but very funny.

    You are a great mom and she is a smart young woman to realize it!
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Wow. That's sort of prfound, ya know. :rofl:

    What an awesome gift to get. It's always nice to know that even though we have to be the bad guy so much our kids realize that we're doing it all for them.

    Tuck it away in a safe place. You're gonna need to look at it from time to time when she's a teen. lol ;)
  10. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    That would keep me going for a year.
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wow-it is the perfect gift-yep think I'd frame it!
  12. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm blown away! I'm glad she sees what a special mom you are. Frame it and make copies. Pull it out when she's a teenager. You are going to need leverage.;)
  13. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Oh thats a keeper for sure. And as the others suggested, good ammo when those teenage years come up

  14. Jena

    Jena New Member

    Wow that made me tear up!! You have to save that, frame it save it def. I loved the "no not Special Education" how cute!! LOL

    Tha'Tourette's Syndrome great. see they do see we just don't think they do. you must of been so touched.