Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I'm a cool mom


I was cleaning out my son's backpack tonight and I found 2 lunch bags from where I pack his morning snack each day. I asked him why he didn't throw his trash away and he told me that he kept them because of the pictures. He always takes his snack bag to after-school care and he and his friends draw whatever I had drawn that day. He smiled and said he loves it when I draw on his snack bag and that he thinks I'm cool. Did you hear that? I'm cool!
Okay-- I know I suck at drawing. But to him, it is cool. And this will probably be *the only* time in his life that he will think his mom is cool, so let me have this small glimpse of glory.
The funny thing is, he is keeping goofy pictures of Christmas trees, cross-eyed killroys and animals from the Ed Emberley books-- it's not like they are works of art. But as long as we have this little "connection" on his snack bag, I am happy!

18 comments:

lydia eve said...

Aww! That brought a tear to my eye! I can't wait to be a mom... I'll be sure to draw pictures on their snack bags! :)

Nancyroo said...

that is so awesome, Cassandra! It's the little things that let know kids you love them. And so sweet that you have a little boy who appreciates it. Gotta love the little guy!

Oscar T. Grouch said...

you are a totally cool Mom all the time.

Oscar T. Grouch said...

you are a totally cool Mom all the time.

Kim said...

It's like I told you...it's these little things he will remember. And he will think you are cool again, he just won't always tell you. LOL

AshleyS said...

you are VERY cool! my mom used to write me notes in my lunch--wish I still had those!

Paula (poncho) said...

Awww that's so sweet and you're a better drawer than me!! Dayna is starting High School in a few weeks and I'm in the process of making a special lunchpail in which she can store all the "life quote" tags/cards that I'm going to be making her. I had this idea of putting one in her lunchbag each week :)

Georgina said...

aww he's too cute. you should scrap the picture and conversation so he will rememeber that when he's 21! :D

Gena said...

Awwww Spencer is a sweetheart. HE is such a thoughtful lil man. You are a cool mom and like someone said above he will think you are cool again. Yall have a great relationship. This really touched me. Kids are so special!!:) love you

LesleMora said...

Sweet!

laurensmom said...

you are cool! that's the most greatest thing.
your a cool mom

Robyn said...

I agree it's pretty cool. I like the crab one.

Leslie said...

that is awesome! You're a much better artist than I am though... I couldn't draw some of that stuff as good as you.

KKstock said...

That is COOL! and your a cool friend too!!

Becky said...

Awwww such a good mama!

Broken Beth said...

CONGRATS on being a cool mom!

Patti H said...

awe that is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Ah, what a cool mom you are indeed! And what cool kid to realize it! - ugagirl