World Citizen Wednesdays #25: The Best Gift My Kids Ever Gave Me
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, we ask…
What is the best present you have ever received from your kids?
Melissa of Where going havo?: An iced coffee. When my daughter was about four, she and my husband were out together and stopped by the store for a snack. She led him straight to the shelf with the iced coffee I like and made him buy it and a snack for me. I loved that she thought of me and knew what I liked even though I wasn’t there.
Daria of Making Multicultural Music: I love and keep the “love notes”… even especially the silly ones and ones not written for holidays. I have one where my daughter (then six) drew 2 dinosaurs, a large one and a small one and the little one told the big one “I love you”.
Cecilia of Spanglish House: Besides wild flowers arrangements, sweet and funny notes and drawings. Last year we had a Derecho that hit the area where we live and our front tree was blown over. My husband asked my boys what could we do with the wood from the tree, and my boys suggested lamps for mommy, and they did it. They used branches and work on the stands, my husband took care of the shades. They are beautiful and I was truly surprised!
Varya of Creative World of Varya: My husband and my daughter usually treat me a lunch/dinner and mani-pedi. Plus, there is always some yummy dessert! Last year they made me a lovely Mother’s Day card. I still keep it.
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: My boys are young (3.5 and not quite 2). My favorite gifts are impromptu things like a flower they picked in the yard or a picture they color for me. Simple, but treasured.
Alyson of World Travel Family: We don’t do presents for Mother’s Day in our family. But my most memorable Mother’s Day breakfast in bed was in a tent in Townsville, Australia, on a semi deflated air mattress with a dip in the middle that made a nice little pool. My 2 year old had an accident. I was forced to stay there and enjoy my cup of tea.
Meera of InCultureParent: My kids are not big on art, but they give me these casually done pencil-drawings that capture our every day moments all the time – like us playing in the backyard or walking to the library and I love them! My most precious gift was a home-spa session my husband and the kids put together for my birthday – my little one was holding the two slices of cucumber on my eyes from falling, and my daughter came up with a banana face mask and a water- with- rose- petals from our garden bath for my feet
Frances of Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: For Mother’s Day the cute cards he makes at his pre-school. He’s only 4 yrs. old and he loves picking flowers for me; and to draw and color so he’s always making “pictures” for Mommy. He’s also ‘s showering me with kisses. He grabs my face, and kisses my forehead, nose, cheeks, and yes my chin, too! LOLOL
Kim of The Educators’ Spin On It: One year my 8 year old son and my husband made gingerbread cookies from scratch. They both left little handwritten notes around the house with cookies for a Treasure Hunt with handpicked flowers at the end. He left work early to come home and do it with him after school while I was at work. It was the sweetest thing ever!
Amanda of Maroc Mama: Time. I’m not huge on gifts but having quiet time to myself, in my bed, watching movies is a magical gift for me!!
Carrie of Crafty Moms Share:Last year for my birthday my husband took her to a store and let her pick out what she wanted to give me. I got quite an arrangement of gifts (a candle snuffer, a horse hook to hang up and earrings I had planned on giving my mother but Hazel insisted I should keep them). Nothing we needed at the time, but things we have found good uses for and I knew she really loved them all.
Heidi of 2KuriousKids: All of the cute gifts made at school of course! But my kids recently took a picture of them and used craft sticks to make a cute frame out of it and wrote I love you Mom!
Stephanie of InCultureParent: The most adorable card with hand picked flowers, together with homemade breakfast when I woke up. And I always love the gifts they so proudly make at school for me too!
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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