“My Mom” by C.J.

The following excerpts are from a book that C.J. made for me at school for Mother’s Day.  The underlined portions were filled in by C.J. to complete the sentences.

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I think my mom is 48 years old.  (I’ll have you all know that he overshot it by 13 years.  Notice on the illustration, he originally went with 30 something — but, upon further consideration, he made me almost 50.)

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You can tell she’s a mom because she is beautiful.  (This made up for the fact that he thinks I’m nearly old enough to join AARP)

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I think she learned how to be a mom by reading a book.  (This part is true.  Do you like the high heels I wear while reading?)

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My mom wanted to have children because she had children.  (That pretty much sums up how it all happened.)

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While I’m at school, my mom works.  (If you’ve ever wanted to see what I look like when I’m blogging, here’s a picture.)

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My mom is special because she washes the dishes.  (Of all the things that could make me a special mom…..this is it.)

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24 Responses to “My Mom” by C.J.

  1. Zainab says:

    Found your blog yesterday and I just love it. You’re an amazing mom and CJ and his brother are so fortunate to have you and their Dad too ofcourse 🙂 his nightmare story made me cry :’) I love adorable daddies 😀 anyways love you and CJ and wish your family all the best!! Brother seems like an amazing big brother to have 🙂 Bless you!!

  2. from what little I know of art therapy, CJ’s pictures reveal a healthy, happy boy who loves his mother and sees her as warm, happy and capable.

  3. This is so funny! Keep it, I am sure you and CJ will love to read it again 20 years from now! My favorite part? “I think my mom is special because she washes the dishes”

  4. Lisa says:

    So cute! CJ is quite the artist! That’s a keeper to be sure. What a precious child and a very special mother.

  5. violetkeppel says:

    “My mom wanted to have children because she had children. ”
    hahahah 🙂 this sums up how it happened for Many of us, I guess

  6. Wonderful post. Fabulous art work to frame. So much joy you share with your post. Can’t wait to read your book. Paulette

  7. Lyona says:

    That is one lovely book! I absolutely adore the details he draw you 😀
    Reminds me when I asked my mum before her birthday if she’s turning 34 or 43. She was not too happy about it… 😀 Years later I made her a card for her 44th birthday that could be read from both ways, saying ‘So is it 44 or 44 now?’ 🙂

  8. MM says:

    Making all these illustrations was a seriously big project!
    My favorite is the portrait at the beginning (I assume it is the cover of the book?) Check put the detail – earrings with hearts and yarn hair! Wow!

  9. chloemetzger says:

    This made me laugh!! What a great little guy you have and he is so lucky to have a mum like you!

  10. Lance says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  11. cybercitizen says:

    Great job, C. J. Vibrant and from the heart.

  12. Paul Brown says:

    Thank You so much. So many of us think of you as our extended family.

  13. Jamie says:

    Oh also I taught Kindergarten for a year when I was 23-24. When asked how old they thought I was, the kids gave me guesses ranging from 16 to 80.

  14. Jamie says:

    Omg this is so cute. My favorite is “My mom wanted to have children because she had children.” LOL

  15. Jenn says:

    Bless his gorgeous little heart ❤

  16. Vic Anne says:

    Haha, too cute!!!!
    My niece had to make a similar one, sadly, she put the correct age. Haha. Happy Mother’s Day, C.J.’s mom! You are possibly one of the best Moms in the world!!!! ❤

  17. Hilarious. Brings back memories of when my kids were kindergarteners. Seems so innocent compared to teens though every age has its pros and cons. You’re a great mom. Love the blog.

  18. Dan Woog says:

    C.J. is wonderful — and he has an awesome mom! BUT here’s a thought: I wonder if any kids in class were uncomfortable writing about their mothers. Maybe they don’t have one — perhaps they’re being raised by two dads, or a grandfather. Maybe their mother is abusive, or jail, or rehab, and their relationship is really conflicted. How do those kids feel? And isn’t that analogous to assuming that all boys like guns, and all girls like dolls? I am NOT trying to diminish CJ’s very cool tribute to you in any way. It’s just a thought that popped out at me after I read it.

    In the meantime: Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  19. mark says:

    Simplistically beautiful. Happy mothers day!

  20. Karen says:

    Nice to know what he thinks is important. Dishes. And 48 is not a bad place to be. I was there once. Happy Mothers Day.

  21. Marie says:

    That’s awesome 🙂 And you get some cool discounts when you get older, so that’s not all bad! LOL!! My mom used to claim to be 29. Until I hit 30 and she had to rethink it. He and his brother seem to be adorable, good hearted kids. They don’t get that way without good parents. Can’t wait to see what he does for Father’s Day….and how old he thinks his dad is! LOL!

  22. Hahahaha when I was in kindergarten I told everyone that my mother was 16. (She was in her 30s). So it could be worse !

  23. Alyssa says:

    You look fabulous!!! I love this. He is so darn cute!

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