Preschool Mother’s and Father’s Day Cards
I love my kids’ preschool. The teachers are the best.
But even better are the projects they bring home.
My daughter’s Mother’s Day card brought tears to my eyes.
The front was homemade and perfectly captured her size and abilities with the thumbprint flower.
The inside captured my daughter’s voice and thoughts perfectly, too. She told her teachers about the big and the little things that make up my days as her mom. Nothing earth-shattering, but just reading it made me cry. It’s very sweet to see the things her little three-year-old eyes notice.
My husband’s Father’s Day card had me crying, too, but more from laughter. The front was just as sweet as my Mother’s Day card, made from her own thumbprints.
The inside is what gave me the giggles. My husband and I take turns putting the kids to bed. When it’s his turn, my husband always requests “Ariel Learns a Lesson” for the book. When it’s over, he always asks our daughter what the book was about.
Every time, she answers, “Ariel should always listen to her father.” Subtle, huh?
So now the book is known to the whole family as “Ariel Listens to her Father.” They have read it so often that my daughter has it memorized. Now she reads it to him.
That, plus her recent memories of Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey Shore just made me laugh. The Atlantic in New Jersey in May is only in the 60’s. While my boys and I braved it, my daughter is truly a Daddy’s girl and didn’t get more than one toe in before running away from the cold.
I love these cards. I’ll be keeping these in our memory box to remind me how sweet and innocent she was in preschool.
I’ve told her we have a new rule in our house. She’s not allowed to turn four. But kids these days, they just don’t listen!