Sunday, November 14, 2010


My Mom just left.  I got a tremendous amount of things done while she was here.  Kaia got extra snuggles.  The doggies got extra walks.  I could not have asked for a better visit with her.  I miss her already and wish she didn't have to go.

Now that I'm a Mom too, I thought it was important for my Mom to know that I really do have so many good memories from my childhood and how grateful I am to her for the part she played in the person I am today.  Some of my favorites?

* Baking massive amounts of cookies, all kinds: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar, etc, and laying them out to cool on brown paper bags all over every surface of the kitchen.
* Waking up early and watching my Mom cook my Dad breakfast before work - pancakes, eggs, bacon.
* Playing in the yard and trying to get passing semis to honk their horn.
* Sledding down the hill across the street.
* Talks with my Mom when she'd take me on drives, just the two of us.
* Dinners as a family, my Mom's home cooked meals - lots of casseroles, mmm!
* Family reunions
* All the trips to the library
* Swim team, gymnastics, soccer, softball, and anything in between
* My Mom reading to me and giving all the characters different/fun voices
* Sharing a room with my favorite person ever . . . my sister!
* Planting two trees
* Homemade apple pie and fresh rhubarb with sugar

There's so many memories to choose from!  I hope someday Kaia will look back on her childhood and smile.  I want to provide her with a lifetime of good memories!



Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

These are so wonderful. What a sweet way to show your Mom what wonderful memories you have of your childhood. And, really isn't this what we all want to give our children?

Makes me want to wake up and make breakfast b/c I'm not so good at that on the weekdays :)

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Thanks Melissa! I agree, it is one of the best things we can give our children. As far as breakfast, yeah, I think that was a different time, you know? I am not very good about doing a special breakfast during the week either. The weekends though? The weekends are definitely for special breakfasts!

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

Khara, that's why you're such an amazing mom...because you had an amazing example! Sounds like your mom's visit really helped boost your spirit. Yay for moms!!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Haha, yes, Elizabeth you're right, she's awesome and my spirits were boosted for sure while she was here!

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