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Early Mother’s Day Wishes and Memories Too!

Here’s to all of you in the trenches of motherhood–who knew how crazy it would get sometimes? (Er…all the time?) 😉

I’m always cleaning and/or organizing something. A few weeks back, I decided to attack the “catch-all” basket at the base of my living room stairs.

Found this precious, made-at-school “coupon book” buried under blankets, photos, shorts and who-knows-what else:

Mothers Day coupon book cover

Older Son (who is now 18) made this for me in 2nd or 3rd grade. Some are fairly standard, and both boys have kind of divvied these coupons between them (i.e., Younger Son has taken over feeding the cats. Older Son still takes walks with his ma…)

Mothers day coupons

Some stood out:

Mothers day coupon--listen

I don’t remember Older Son always saying, “Mom.” Younger Son prefaces EVERY statement, question or phone call with “Mom” or “Yeah, Mom.” He even texts me, “Mom” prior to sending the actual message in the subsequent text.

This next one stands alone. (It’s my favorite). Older Son tended to be a tad active as a child. I’d say he was “lunaticking” in those high energy moments.

Mothers day coupon--lunatic

Here’s to a wonderful day to all, and especially to all the moms and those in mother roles. You deserve it! Go make some memories!


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14 thoughts on “Early Mother’s Day Wishes and Memories Too!

  1. Funny what we find at the bottom of our catchall baskets. In fact, it’s probably time I go through mine. What a fun trip down memory lane this must’ve been for you. How sweet!


    1. Guess I was so enthralled by the coupons, I didn’t check to see if my alter-ego was posting today, lol. (Hate when I cross wires like that.)

      Yes, this was very sweet. Older Son’s girlfriend and I agreed, though: “Free Anything” probably was last, when he had no idea what else to offer. I love my “mommy gifts from school.” Happy Mother’s Day, Carrie!

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  2. These are heartwarming memories. ❤ ❤ ❤
    I remember when my daughter used to make these. It was a big deal and funny isn't it, when kids write out a coupon promise, they stick to it. Well, for the most part.
    Happy Mother's Day to you, Joanna. {{{hugs}}}


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