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Goofy Monday: A Mother’s Day message from Kid President

If you’re a mom, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. I had a great time with my kids and our biggest challenge was trying to stay cool in 100-degree weather… If this is a preview of what summer is going to be like in San Diego, I want my winter back!

I’ve got plenty of funny materials for a Goofy Monday but I thought I’d save them for next week. Instead I wanted to feature another kid in this post by sharing Kid President’s Mother’s Day video, which was released a few days ago. Did you see it? It contains plenty of good advice for moms from a kid’s perspective.

I love Kid President and if you don’t know him, he’s got his own YouTube channel. You can find him how his story began and why (a great story by the way, very worth watching), and his encounter with President Obama first via video, then in person in the oval office. Pretty cool stuff. He deserves it. You can also find Kid Presiden’ts very first video here.

Here’s my favorite Kid President video, his pep talk. What are you doing to make the world kinder and more awesome?

Happy Mother’s Day!

If you’re the mom of a baby or a grown-up, someone between 1 and 99, one or 20 kids, I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. Here’s one of the Mother’s Day cards I received this week.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

But wait, there’s more! And you can see it on my photography website.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I love you, Mama!

My early Mother's Day card from art class

My early Mother’s Day card from art class

In honor of this upcoming Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a funny story about my personal journey through motherhood.

I love hugging, kissing and cuddling my kids throughout the day. And without prompting they often will do the same to me, even to each other. Watching these two brothers hugging will always be my favorite part! Every night before the kids go to sleep, I spend a few minutes in each bed, cuddling with them individually.

Here’s how things usually go with my four-year old when I’m about to leave his bed for the night. 

“Je t’aime beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup,” I’ll say.

If you don’t speak any French, this means I love you very, very, very much. 

To which my son will always (ALWAYS) respond, “I love you, caca liquide.” 

Again, if you don’t speak French you may need me to translate this one. Are you ready for it? It means, I love you, liquid poop. Lovely.

To his defense, you have to understand that over the years we’ve endured many bouts of digestive problems, stomach viruses and gross toilet stories. Diarrhea has been one of the many symptoms, but caca liquide is a lot easier to pronounce for a little one. And so it’s stuck with him as a “tender” term to call his own mother. It’s one of those jokes we’re both in on. Er, I think…

A couple of days ago though, the routine suddenly changed. Maybe my son was very tired and had already put his funny hat down for the night.

“Je t’aime beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup,” I told him.

“I love you, Mama,” he replied.

Say what? Oh my gosh, I love this kid! He finally admits he loves me, just me, no toilet jokes included. Ah, it felt so good.

So last night, I got myself ready for a repeat. I know, I do have high expectations for him, but it’s good to try to reach for the stars.

As I was leaving his bed, I whispered “Je t’aime beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup.”

That’s when I heard, “Je t’aime beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup, caca liquide.”

What can I say? The kid said it all in French! I’m a proud, beaming Mama…

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms around the world, whether you’re celebrating this weekend, or did earlier this week (year) or will do so later this month.

My best Mother’s Day present ever

Happy Mother's DayThis year my kids have given me the best Mother’s Day present I could ever ask for. No, it wasn’t the very cute handmade card, although this was probably the best Mother’s Day card I’ve received so far. It wasn’t the little vase with tissue paper glued to it either (I’ll do my best not to break it!). Or the dozen times I heard “Happy Mother’s Day” today, delivered with plenty of hugs and kisses.

Today, on Mother’s Day 2011, and probably for the first time since I ever became a mom, my kids slept in, and therefore I slept in. I woke up at 6am, then 7am, then 7:30am, wondering when one of them would show up in our bed. Finally at 8 o’clock I opened my eyes, fully rested, and had to go in their bedroom to make sure they were doing OK.

I slept 8 hours straight last night. More than the 7 hours I wrote down as one of my 101 tasks in 1001 days. It’s actually the first time since I started this challenge a week ago that I managed to sleep at least 7 hours, and it happened to be on Mother’s Day! I can’t remember the last time I slept 8 hours in one night – it’s been that long.

For that I’ll be forever grateful. So I’d like to ask my kids to consider instituting a sleep-in mandate for all future Mother’s Days. Do you think I’m pushing my luck? Thank you, my boys!

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