May 09, 2005

Mother's Day

Besides VE Day, there was something else special going on yesterday. It was Mother's Day, of course. Being a totally crummy daughter, I ordered a flower for my mom's garden, but too late for her to get it by yesterday, forgot to send a card and didn't even call until late in the day, when she was out and so all I did was leave a voicemail. At least I don't demand much either.

I got a lovely card from The Boy and some bath salts that they made at school, and Justin took dictation for a card from The Girl. The Boy wanted to make me breakfast in bed, but on a Sunday morning in the hustle and bustle of getting ready for church that was out. Justin decided to take my picture with the kidlets even though it made us a minute or two later than normal for Bible class. They sure are cute, huh?

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After church, we invited another family over for steaks and whatnot. I wish I had company more often, because it is a lot of fun. I just don't like the cleaning that it requires.


Oh my . . . this is so weird.

I add -let to EVERYTHING. Kidlets. Husbandlets. Babelets. Houselets. Various friends whose names have been corrupted (and who have borne it most bravely) with -let at the end.

AND I went to Waldorf schools for a number of years.

Incidentally, Nabokov does the -let adding thing too, but I don't think he had anything to do with the Waldorf school system. Nor was his first name "Jordana."

Posted by: Another Jordana at May 10, 2005 07:32 AM

What a great picture!
And, in regards to the other comment here, we use the term siblet...
Happy belated Mother's Day George!

Posted by: Blair at May 10, 2005 09:23 AM

They ARE cute! Every Mother's Day that you get to hold your children in your arms is a good one.

I think kidlets is a good term, as "kids" can have a negative connotation, i.e. baby goats.
[Although the way some youngsters eat and butt heads, goats is not too far off ... and I don't mean to imply the Adams youngsters.]

Posted by: MarcV at May 10, 2005 11:35 AM