The other day my mom (pictured here with the seven year old) stopped by our house bearing a basket of goodies! I was shocked as I removed the lovely tea towel she had covered the basket up with to reveal a plethora of treats to brighten our otherwise ordinary afternoon. Each of the children got an ornament and a Whitman's sampler. I got some new pj's, two cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch, a cool pen, and other neat things, including the basket, which is called a market tote. I had seen hers and commented that I would love to have one to throw library books in, my list of things to do, items I need to return etc. So, she decorated it with the garland you see, which is now hanging on my daughters' bedroom door!
I don't know why, but that gift just made me giddy. I was so happy that I have a mom who takes time to do little things like that for us, and that I got some unexpected surprises, as I am usually the one doing the giving, not the receiving. It felt good to be pampered a bit. I won't lie.
Thanks mom! I am busy plotting some sort of surprise for you to make you feel as loved as I did.