The weed.

I smiled at Kate as she climbed into the car.

Hi Kate! Did you have fun at school today?

Yeah! I picked a flower for you. I got it from the playground. It’s for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is on Sunday but thank you! A dandelion! I love it!

I threw the dandelion on the passenger seat.

No. Put it in your hair!

I tucked the weed behind my ear.

I drove to a nearby restaurant. Kate and I ate lunch on the patio because that is her favorite. Strangers smiled at Kate as she declared she LOVED sour cream. Oh my gosh, Mom. LOVE it.

Then I drove to the grocery store. We made our regular rounds. The employee at the deli gave Kate a free piece of cheese. I like cheese, but not melted cheese. The employee at the bakery asked Kate if she would like a cookie. Kate smiled and took it. We checked out with a cart full of groceries. Kate punched my pin number in. I know my mommy’s password. It’s ….. NO KATE. Our last stop was customer service to get Kate a free balloon. Kate asked for two. I need one more for my sister. She’s in school.

I drove home. Kate helped unload groceries.

I caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection of the kitchen window. The weed was still in my hair. I calculated how many people we talked to. And how many people we passed. No one asked me why I had a weed in my hair. No one gave me a weird look.

Ah, Kate! I forgot I had your flower in my hair!

You look like the most beautifulest mommy in the whole world!


 And that was my favorite thing I got for Mother’s Day.

I hope every mom out there had a beautiful Mother’s Day! What did you do to celebrate? 


12 thoughts on “The weed.

  1. Awwww!!!!!!!! Adorableness!! Write that one down, for sure! I just read an article about NOT killing dandelions because the bees love them and with this whole shortage of bees phenomenon, any little thing can help. I’m just glad you didn’t have a bee on your hair too. 🙂

    I went to breakfast with Mr. and my daughter. It was a beautiful day! 🙂


    1. That’s so sad about the bee shortage. We have a big “bee bush” on our pathway to the front door. There are always bees around. The girls aren’t even scared of them anymore.

      A Mother’s Day breakfast! Love it! 🙂


      1. Like a sweet tart. Sweet and sour. Negative on the workout. I did yesterday and I will tomorrow! Pretty pumped about the new workout I’m trying. More up tempo and much shorter duration. Like sex. Lol.


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