Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

to all you moms, and to all your moms too!

We were setting up for the Book Fair at school, and I was supervising several volunteer moms. I mentioned that as soon as The Dork showed up, I was going to put him to work, regardless of the amount of homework he had. However, when he walked in, he put his bags down and asked, unprompted, "what can I do to help?" When I recovered from my heart attack at his words, and everyone stopped laughing, he provided a lot of assistance.

So, my wish for your Mother's Day is that your children offer to help out unexpectedly, and then follow through!

I was lucky enough to spend a little time with my mom this weekend, as we're down in Pasadena at a fencing tournament (Pacific Coast section championships). My parents came to see The Dork fence for a while, as they had no idea what the sport really is about. Then they left to do some other errands in the area. The best part was that Mom had no idea that Dad had set up a surprise birthday dinner for her (her 70th is next week), with the immediate family this evening. She certainly didn't expect to see us again, as she thought we were going to be with the other fencers from our club this evening. A good time was had by all!

Now, if the Dork does better tomorrow then he did today, I'll be a Happy Mom!


tiggerr said...

Happy Mothers Day 'sister'
How did the dork do?

AlisonH said...

That's wonderful! See, they get better and better as they get older, just like the rest of us.