Monday, May 12, 2008

Rock 'n Roses

Son: "Mom, can I use some of your red paint?"

Me: "Why?"

Son: "I want to paint something."

(Not wanting to squelch any artistic endeavors, but VERY cautious of loaning paint to sons who ask for RED paint).

Me: "Ok, but you need to put paper towels or newspaper down before you start and please be sure to have plenty of paper towels handy 'just in case', and make sure you have all of your supplies ready, like a paint brush, water, etc. before you start, and either take off your shirt, or put on an old one." (Yes, that was said all in one breath).

Son: "Ok, will you get them for me, and can I also have the black?"

(....and just because it's easier and I have all the supplies handy....)

Me: "Yes, but you need to clean it up when you're done."

So for Mother's Day I was presented with red roses stuffed in a vase (I'll try to give them a little more room in a larger vase soon), and a red heart-shaped rock with black lettering.

Translation: I heart Mom

Oh, and he cleaned up....guess that was part of my present too!

How was your Mother's Day?


Doreen said... sweet Suzanne :) I love those handmade sweet gifts..what a little sweetheart!

I had a lovely Mothers day..thank you for asking :)


Rachael Kinnison said...

HOW SWEEEEEEET IS THAT! Id take a heart shaped rock any day over a store bought card! Glad you had a wonderful day!! My Mother's Day gift was meant 'just' for me....after a week of everyone having serious flu, I did **NOT** have to clean up puke a single time yesterday~ WOO HOO!

Donna said...

Oh, that is SO sweet. Isn't it great what they come up with?!
Have a wonderful day!

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

What a treasure, Suzanne....glad you had a Happy Day!!!


~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

That is THE best! Ever! Nothing store bought can beat that! Mine was similar - one sweet picked white rose from Ryan & a burned CD of "Lavender Diamond" from Eric! Now that's a truly lovely Mother's Day! I'm glad yours was Happy!


Cookie said...

how utterly sweet - I'm sure your heart did a full gainer in midair after you received this treasure!

How precious, Suzanne. Keepsake memories, to be sure :)


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Red rocks rock! Loved this post.

Christine LeFever said...

Positively precious!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Suzanne, that is so sweet. I don't blame you, the fear of handing over red is a big step . Looks like you were rewarded well for your trust though...very sweet story.

Victorian Lady said...

That is so're very lucky! :)


PAT said...

Suzanne, that is the sweetest gift!


TattingChic said...

What a beautiful mother's day gift! I think heart shaped rocks are the greatest. What a sweet son, that is so cool that he found that and painted it just for you!

Caitlin said...

Suzanne, that is the cutest


Lana said...

Ohhh! That was soooo sweet! How did I miss this? And I think I see another post that I missed.... must have been during the disaster..errr...I mean remodel!