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