Mother’s Day

by statia on May 11, 2009

The Mini’s Mother’s Day Card, as made at school:

When I Was Very Small
Sometimes I might upset you
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On the furniture and walls.
But every day I grow a bit
And soon I’ll be so tall
That all those little fingerprints
will be so hard to recall.
So here’s a special handprint
Just so you can say,
This is how my fingers looked
when I placed him here today.

And then I fucking bawled like a baby.


Lasha May 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I know. When my mom ran an at-home daycare she used to do this for her moms. I had forgotten all about it – until she did it for me when she was babysitting my then 1-year-old last year. The weeping!

Dotty May 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Now I’m gonna bawl.

jesser May 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Damn, makes me wanna bawl too. Happy mum’s day.

Staz May 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

Okay, I don’t bawl. And I’m not even a mom, but damn that is seriously bawl-worthy.

ssfb May 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I had forgotten that poem too… I gave a handprint to my mother one year too, it was on the wall for the longest time… I wonder whatever happened to that. Don’t throw that one away ever :)

DD May 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I have one of those as well. It’s on my fridge and it makes me weepy every time. Damn schools.

Mina May 13, 2009 at 7:38 am

My son’s daycare had ths same poem for their mother’s day card with his little hand prints on it. It’s proudly hanging on our refridgerator right now.

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