I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Friday, May 6, 2011

Write From The Soul

                                 Mom Memories

Sunday is Mother's Day and while we should appreciate our moms all year long, I thought I'd steal a fellow blogger's idea and share a favorite "mom memory" with you.

My mom was a teacher too and starting at a very young age, I wanted to become a teacher just like her (although I didn't really want to teach preschoolers like she did.) Books were always a part of our world and one of my favorites, as a little one, was The Bundle Book by Ruth Kraus. [It's no longer in print I'm sure but you might find it at a library.] The story is about a little girl who hides under the covers in her parents' bed. Mom comes in, sees a big "bundle" under the covers and begins a verbal guessing game about the identity of the bump. The mom guesses, the bundle replies 'no' until the mom gives up and the child jumps up and says "It's me!" Mom acts appropriately surprised, hugs her and proclaims that she is just what the mom needs.

I can't begin to tell you how many times I reenacted this story. Before the bed was made or after the bed was made....it didn't matter. And my mom patiently went through the entire story each time with me. Okay, maybe once or twice she tried to shorten it but only if she was reeeeally in a hurry!

That game bonded us together and to this day, talking about The Bundle Book game makes both of us smile.

Do you have a favorite memory with your mom?

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  Love you, Mom!  XOXO


  1. Thanks for sharing your mom memory. My son used to like hiding under the covers when he was little. I think all kids go through that stage. The Bundle book sounds cute. I'll have to see if our library has a copy.

  2. Susanne:
    I found out from my sister that the book was reissued a few years back under the title Just What I Need. You might find it that way. Thanks for commenting regularly!

  3. I don't really have any specific memories of reading books with my mom--just that I loved it. I hope my kids have some!

  4. What a great memory. I'm going to have to go find this one. I'll bet my grands would love it!