Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

T-minus a very few days until the dissertation defense, so I didn't feel much like celebrating Mother's Day. Plus, as I am sure you remember, sometimes our expectations for minor holidays differ considerably, so I wasn't expecting much. (I wrote about the challenge of celebrating holidays in multicultural families here and here).

Ren kinda met my expectations with this:

Can't read it? I'll give you a hint, it says "Happy Mother's Day" in both Japanese and bad English, and it does it using pictographs representing Japanese sounds. Do you see it now?

On the positive side (because you should always focus on the positives, right?), he spent some time coming up with this and then drawing the pictures. On the less positive side, he was too cheap to go out and get a card. He was even too cheap to use a clean sheet of paper. This one has the outline of my dissertation on the other side of it. (Though, now that I think of it, maybe it's totally appropriate).

Sky made this for me at school:

I suppose this one kind of speaks for itself...

Happy Mother's Day to all of you whether you currently find yourself being a mom or not.

1 comment:

Sandra Timmerman said...

My youngest son decorated a clothes hanger at school. Because I "like" to do the laundry :-)