Wordful Wednesday-Where Scribbit Appears

One of my ten year-old sons–can’t say which ten year-old son for fear of embarrassing him and blowing his cover–loves to write. Journal entries, stories, anything with words he loves and he’s developed an endearing habit of leaving me notes.

He’ll write me a letter then fold it up in some creative origami way and leave it for me to find: under my pillow, by my bedside, tucked in a book, all over the house. Sometimes with a piece of precious candy from his treasured Halloween/Easter/Valentine’s Day stash but he leaves it somewhere then sits back and waits for me to make the discovery.

I can’t tell you everything that’s in them, that would be cheating, but the one I found this week was one of my favorites. I’ll post a quick excerpt (and remember whose spelling I’m using):

You might think at times that your not a very good mom. But I don’t think even a person with an all-seeying eye could find a better mom than you (even if we don’t have video-games).

Anyone out there with an all-seeying eye? Just curious. I thought that was my mother. And I’m glad to hear that my final grade isn’t riding on the video games issue.

I’m keeping this to pull out on days when he’s not as happy with me or when I’m not as happy with him–these things get you through the less pleasant parts of parenting and makes me remember why I wanted to be a mom.

{INSERT Angie comment here: if you LOVE to write, you MUST enter Scribbit’s monthly Write-Away contests. Even if you don’t love to write, if you are not already a reader, stop by. She has SO. MUCH. to offer. Truly. Afterall, Scribbit was ranked as fifth in the list of ten Top Motherhood Blogs in the Wall Street Journal April 10, 2008 “The Blogger Mom in Your Face” by Sue Shellenbarger.}

Comments

  1. 18

    Elaine A. says

    Sounds like you’re raising a pretty sweet kid there. May have something to do with lack of video games… just sayin’. ; )

  2. 21

    Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says

    What a sweet note – I am going to have to teach Tommy to write, so he can write me notes like that!

  3. 22

    Sera says

    That is so CUTE! My mom still has notes from my brother and I that we wrote her when we were little.

  4. 23

    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    welcome scribbit – one of the first blogs I ever read! – Love the little Love NOtes!

  5. 25

    T Rex Mom says

    My mom used to write notes on the napkins that she put in the lunches she packed for me. You story brought back this fond memory. At the time I thought the smiley faces she drew along with the notes were funny looking. Now, it’s just a sweet memory. I hope I can be like her with my little one.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for helping me remember something wonderful.

    Enjoy your little ones.

  6. 26

    BoufMom9 says

    I have a couple of kids who leave me daily notes. Very cute and gives you smiles and smiles.

    LOVE this note he left you…hmm, an all-seing eye. That’s a new one. LOL

    Happy Wednesday!

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    Ritch in Love says

    Wow! That’s a rather deep thought! I’m very impressed…his actions and thoughts say EVERYTHING about what a great mom you are!

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    scrappysue says

    couldn’t agree more. that is so cute. i have an ENTIRE box of notes from the girls over the years. they are worth their weight in gold. welcome to angie’s blog!

  9. 35

    Carebear says

    Super cute post. Hope my guy is that sweet and thoughtful when he gets older. Right now, he’s kind of a monster. Check out my WW for proof! LOL!

  10. 38

    Diane says

    how nice! i get love notes all the time. i’ve started taping them on the kitchen door. but… mine’s a little girl and proud of her notes. at least for now.

  11. 40

    Sparkette says

    How sweet is that little letter. That is great! What a great kid πŸ™‚

    Thanks for guest hosting on Angies page!

  12. 42

    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    Love that ‘all-seeing eye’! πŸ™‚ What a sweet thing to do – you’re doing a great job, mom! πŸ˜‰ Happy WW!

  13. 43

    Veggie Mom says

    It’s wonderful to encourage your kids to be artistic…writing, painting, music, etc., all have a place in our lives. In fact, I think The Impressionists must have splashed some of their colors across my place today!

  14. 44

    Nina says

    How sweet!!! I bet finding those treasures just warms your heart. It is moments like that, that make us such proud moms.

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    Rachael says

    that is incredible sweet; not only the tender + loving words, but the care with which he takes to fold + hide the notes. i still have something from my now 13 year old that promises a hug even when she is mad at me. it is so sweet to catch sight of it every morning as i get dressed.

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    the RaMbLeR says

    Don’t you just LOVE when they surprise you with moments like this? Just when you wonder if they really notice you at all. πŸ˜‰

  17. 48

    April says

    Nothing makes my day more than when my girls write me notes…without my having to beg, plead and borrow! When it comes from their hearts, it makes all the difference in the world!

  18. 49

    Amy says

    That is so wonderful that your son wants to write. I am not sure if this is true on not but yesterday’s post said something about it being Angie’s Birthday today. If so I wanted to say Happy Birthday to her. If not I guess it was an April fools joke.

  19. 50

    Mrs. D Lightful says

    How sweet! It will never cease to amaze me the things kids come up with on their own. Happy WEDNESDAY!!!

  20. 51

    Eudae-Mamia says

    I so adore sweet boy stories!!

    With two myself, it does the heart good to hear that there’s is a chance that they will stay as sweet as they are today.

    Thank you!! Off to check out your site. Sounds wonderful – Em

  21. 54

    Live.Love.Eat says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!!!!!

    And thank you for letting me guest post yesterday. I loved not only checking my own blog for comments but yours as well. Doubly fun!!!!

    And welcome Scribbit. You have a wonderful son!!!! There’s probably not much better than getting love notes from your own child.

  22. 59

    Poetry Sue says

    oh… I can’t wait till my son is old enough to do that.. for now I’ll live with the random moments when he runs into the room and says “I Love you” and then runs right back out…

  23. 60

    jori-o says

    Lovely post–it’s nioce to be appreciated by the small folks you live with!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!!! =)

  24. 63

    Kathleen W. says

    I am a writer, well at least I think I’m one with my blog and the fact that my undergrad is in English/writing–but anyway, I really hope my son writes little notes to me. That would be the highlight of my days.

    PS I love your blog too!

  25. 66

    MyLinda says

    Wow, what a great boy you have! He’ll make a great husband someday. Makes a mom proud doesn’t it??

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    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    Hey Michelle! Great post.. I want to see the photo of the origami 10yrold son note though!!!

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    4 Lettre Words says

    My 5 year old does that (more pictures than words) and it is so sweet. He is so creative!

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    Jen says

    Angie,
    I am missing you while you are away. But I remember it is your birthday so I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.

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