Friday, April 20, 2007

Mom's Day

Tuesday was mom’s day at preschool. All the moms went to spend the first hour of class with their children. It was great! First I got to watch Eli go in and hug all the girls as they swooned and giggled. Then we all sat in a circle as the kids sang songs. Then each child went around and introduced their mothers.

This caused me a slight moment of panic. That morning before we left the house, Eli asked, “Mama, what’s your name?” Without thinking, I responded, “Supersonic Mommy – I’m a galaxy girl!” (Yes, I do pretty much give a smart ass answer to everything. I really need to work on that.) Eli just giggled. Little did I know he was asking my name because he would be introducing me at school.

Flash forward to all of the kids going around in a circle introducing their moms. My heart beat faster as it came to be Eli’s turn. He said, “My name is Eli, and this is my mom . . .” then he turned to look at me with a sly little grin on his face. My eyes were very wide in a silent plea for him not to be as much of a smart-ass as his mom. Then he finally said, “Neila.” *exhale*

Thank God! They continued around the circle, and when it came Ula’s turn to introduce her mom, I really had empathy for the woman. Ula was very shy at introducing her mom, so the teacher asked, “What does daddy call her?” Then Ula smiled and said, “This is my mom, Babe!” Okay, that was funny. Ula’s mom blushed clear down to her toes.

After the stress of circle time, we followed our children to each of their areas, where I watched Eli attempt to steal all the trucks from the other children. Then we did a brief art interlude, before it was time for the moms to leave.

Before we left, they gave the moms carnations, and a gift from our children. The gift was a picture Eli had drawn of me. It’s awesome. I have a big head and very long arms . . . or legs, I’m not quite sure. And a story that our child had written about us. Here’s what Eli wrote about me:

"Eli’s mom’s name is Neila. Her favorite color is purple. She likes to eat only spaghetti. She likes to work on her new computer. When she gets all dressed up she likes to go to the grocery store with my dad.

Eli and his mom like to hug each other and go to the gas station together to get the car washed."

That just about covers it!

12 comments:

Kara said...

Aw, sounds like fun. What a cute store Eli wrote about you :)

Desert Songbird said...

I loved when my kids were in preschool, and my husband and I always had so much fun on Dads' Day and Moms' Day.

Thanks for sharing that; it brought back wonderful memories for me.

(Oh, and my name is Babe, too!)

Morgen said...

I love how a big date night for you in Eli's eyes is a trip to the grocery store!

What a great post, Neila -- or should I say Supersonic Mommy!

"Babe!" Ha! that's a classic!
Have a wonderful weekend,
spring may finally have actually reached us up here in the arctic circle!

mo

Amy said...

What a sweet post!

Sadie said...

Bwaaahahahahahahaha...

Sweet Eli...

csmc said...

I can see it now... too funny! Super-sonic mommy.... Hahahah!

Travis said...

You seem to be raising quite the little flirt!

Hulai said...

awe that sounds like fun! What a cute story he wrote you!

Skittles said...

Good thing Ula's mom and dad get along well or the answer might have been a bit shocking! LOL

Sounds like a great day :)

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maggie said...

LOL. When I read this I was thinking it was mom talk about her work day at preschool. Then I was wondering if you brought in samples. LOL. but I guess not.

Crazy Working Mom said...

What a fun thing to do! :)
Sounds like you had a nice time...thank god YOU were not the one to be embarrased!