Can you believe these two little cuties, in their flannel PJs decorated with spaceships and teddy bears ("Made with Love by Grandma"), are now twenty-three and almost nineteen? I had a lovely lunch with my oldest this afternoon, who gave me a new turntable! Now I can start playing all those old opera recordings I inherited from an elderly aunt. When I returned home, a beautiful bouquet of flowers awaited me from my youngest (who I'll see on Wednesday, when he comes home from college for the summer). Lovely Mother's Day!
Of course, sometimes I am surprised my career as a mother didn't end like this:
My Mom and I, March 2008. She's our source of flannel pajamas (pictured above). Her mission is to seek out the most ridiculous prints, which she buys with her JoAnn fabrics 40%-off-one-item coupons. When my boys left for college, they graduated to flannel quilts, fashioned with more subdued plaids. She even made me a pink flannel quilt, which is extremely comfy. It features pink princesses, pink flowers, and pink teacups. Love you, Mom!
Yes those are tools behind our heads.