"Mama," my eight-year-old son said. "Don't come into the kitchen or the family room!"
"Okay," I said. I knew my kids (and one of my daughter's friends) were definitely up to something.
I kept myself busy practicing my violin. Twenty minutes later, my son announced that I could come in. I put my violin down and went to see what they had been up to. Both girls held a sheet across the entrance of the family room.
"Ready, Mom?" my daughter asked.
They put down the sheet and revealed the surprise: They had decorated the entire room with rope party lights. The coffee table was covered with a tablecloth, and on the table were five place settings with chocolate-frosted chocolate chips cookies and tall glasses of lemonade. They even had music playing in the background. "Happy Mother's Day!" they said.
Then Bubba had another surprise - something wrapped in orange tissue paper. He handed it to me. "Here's your present."
I opened it. It was a hard-covered homemade book written just for me. I have to share some of what he wrote, because it's just so sweet: "My mommy is as pretty as a dimond. (That's how he spelled it.) My mommy is smart. She even knows how to play pokemon all the time. And she is smart in every way!! My mommy helps me get happy. My mom tot me how to ride a bike. She helps me do my homework! I love to play with my mom. My mommy is the best cook ever. She can make a lot of food! She even makes hambergers. She can make eggs. I think she's best at cooking! Even the dog likes it. If I had a million dollars I would buy my mommy a new pyno (piano). She would be so happy. And I would buy my mommy a new car. I love my mommy!
Aren't my kids the best? I love being a Mom!
And now for an early Mother's Day present for you: My book, That Mama is a Grouch is available on Smashword for free until May 13th. Use coupon code GP25M. Here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/103138
On Mother's Day, my other book, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, will be available on Kindle for free. I'll give you the link in a couple of days.