Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dear Mom, (Part 2)


I was thinking the other day about some of my favorite memories of you.

You used to read aloud to us in the car on family vacations. The Secret Garden is the book I remember best.

We spent a lot of time at Mineral Palace park reading and swimming.

You helped me with my math homework and we spent more time laughing than working. Do you remember "RR!!!"?

You took such good care of your dad after grandma died. You were so kind and patient.

What about that time when we went to the water park and we were in the wave pool and you lost your sunglasses? You made me go get them but the waves started up again and my head got squashed between two innertubes over and over. And you laughed and laughed.

You confessed the story about putting the kitten in the paint can, feeling so horrible and I almost wet my pants laughing.

You were completely supportive of my move to China. You let me stay away for two years and never once complained or questioned my decision.

Your full-of-good-memories-daughter,


Kay Day said...

I'm laughing now about the idea of your head getting squished between inner tubes over and over.

Anonymous said...

Innertube squishing may be my favorite sport!! Jen, I have all those memories too. We've had many fun and wonderful memories together. And remember when we were laughing while doing your algebra, we laughed in duet. Same rhythm but different tones. That made us laugh more. Yay!!