“What are you planning to give me for Mothers’ Day?”, I asked me six year old the other day.
“What do you want?”, he asked.
“Why don’t you give me a surprise”, I replied. “You and Papa can discuss what you want to give me.”
Half an hour later, he returned with a laboriously written note. “We have decided to give Mamma a diamond necklace for Mothers’ Day’, it said. His eyes were gleaming with the pleasure he knew he was giving me.
“Thank you so much, darling”, I said giving him a hug. “But I don’t really want a diamond necklace.”
“But I want to give you one”, he said.
“I’m never going to wear a diamond necklace”, I assured him. “Tell you what. Why don’t you draw a beautiful picture of me wearing a diamond necklace. I would like that more than a diamond necklace.”
The picture never got drawn. There was no further talk of diamond necklaces. Both kids forgot even to wish me on Mothers’ Day. But I couldn’t care less.
Being a mother to two wonderful kids is the best gift anyone could ask for. To be honest, I don’t really want too much more.