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A carefully folded note lies on my desk, sealed with a glittery heart sticker:

Mom,

I love you!
If I had to pick 1 out of
66,00,00,00 moms,
I’d pick you.

Love,
Your girl, Katie.

Some days I really love my job.

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20 responses »

  1. Yes, I agree. The benefits far out weigh insurance & 401k.
    And it sounds like Katie has a thing for 6 like Jack does the number 8.:)

  2. I love the little notes – Alex actually wrote Michael & I a letter that said “Deer mom anb bab, I love you giys lots! frum yur sun Alex” Of course, I’ve placed it in my drawer along side last year’s note to Santa 🙂 Some things are just worth keep – and re-reading over & over & over again! Mommyhood is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I don’t know…

    what does this say about Mom #66,00,00,01? Don’t get too comfy there in your job security there, Missy.;)

  4. Isabel–Yes, it really, truly does (although that’s the last thing you’re thinking about when you’re cleaning up kid spew at four in the morning.)

    Jennifer–That is a keeper, for certain! I love those first phonetic attempts at spelling, and the triumphant realization that words have power. Expect a lot more notes!

    sisiggy–Don’t worry; my poll numbers are up now, but I’m concocting a whole new campaign in anticipation of those teenage years ahead!

  5. I was just going to say, you have to stock up on those moments now so that you can make withdrawals from popularity during the upcoming years.

    Love the note. Absolutely love it!! It shows how much I bet she loves getting such notes, too!

  6. Oh, and the word I had to type in to post was “lilagig.” I don’t know what it means, but I think it’s awesome. I’m going to start using it in everyday conversation. 🙂

  7. Amy–Yes, she does! (You’ve been reading The Five Love Languages, haven’t you? 🙂 She, like me, is heavily into words of affirmation. My husband and son both love in quality time.)

    m. l. i. b.–Hmmm…”lilagig”. I think it means “assorted gifts of chocolate, flowers, and jewelry given by a man to a woman to atone for some sort of screwup.” As in: “Candace refused to let Ralph back into the house for days after the birthday dinner incident. Then, one night, he showed up on the doorstep with a hangdog look and his arms full of lilagig, and her resistance melted.”

    I’d love to hear your definition!

  8. Katrina – I’d be careful about all of that lilagig business it sounds dangerously close to a situation that would cause you to be fired for cross-pollenating things.

    Teehee. Your daughter sounds like a lil -princess angel. How wonderful!

  9. Hi Katrina ~~ How lovely to get that note from your daughter. Something to
    treasure forever.
    Thanks for your visit to Herons Nest.
    Cheers, Merle.

  10. AWWW – we found a similar note on our pillows a few weeks ago. Love them.

    As for lilagig, I love your definition, Katrina, but I think a lilagig is actually a poem with five lines, the first and fourth having seven syllables and the others having a number of syllables that matches the line number.

  11. Argh. You get that and I get “You are the meanest mommy in the world” both in the same day. Wanna swap kids? heh

    Oh, and teach your namesake some of that sweetness, okay? I don’t want to be known as the meanest mommy anymore. LOL

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