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Friday, May 25, 2007

Today was memorable because...


...it was the first time that my oldest son came up to me with a fistful of Alberta's most prolific flowers clutched tightly in his hand, and with a beautific grin on his face, said, "I picked these for you, Mommy!" Noah was right behind, with his own offering of sunshine.

I know dandelions are "weeds"--so is it weird to say I've been kind of looking forward to that?

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  1. I have so many dandelions in my kitchen. Dead ones. But they wont let me throw them away! I had to put my foot down when they wanted to bring the blow-y dandelion fuzzy things in.

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  2. It's a sad day when we become "adults" and start thinking those beautiful bright yellow flowers are weeds. I'm with you, Tally. I LOVED getting those fistfuls of weeds when my kids were little.

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  3. No! I am so glad you were looking forward to it. This is no joke: when I was in Kindergarten, I wrote a 5 page book and illustrated it. Then my teacher bound it up and I rook it home. This is what the book said:

    Me and my sister pick yellow flowers. We take them to my mom. She says they're weeds. We say they're not.

    Honest story.

    I love that you have been looking forward to those flowers.

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  4. Sigh. My munchkins no longer bring me "flowers". They used to, with shining faces. I guess now they know they are unwanted weeds rather than coveted flowers. *sigh*

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  5. SOTJ - Sorry for the abbreviation. That's quite the moniker you've got there.

    I think I would ask that the fuzzy ones stay outside, too. Maybe I'd go out so we could blow them away and make wishes together.

    Kelly - And apparently, those little beauties are edible! Whoda thunk?

    Colleen - :-)

    Heather Anne - I love that you still have (or at least remember) that book. Too bad your mom couldn't see those pretty flowers through your and your sister's eyes, just for a few minutes. (Grown-ups don't know very much, and it's tough for kids to keep explaining it to them, isn't it?)

    Vicki - It's hard to hide how we really feel about them when they find us busily digging their favourite flowers out of our lawns, eh?

    Hi, you.

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  6. Awwww. That is sooo sweet.

    I have loved the name 'dandelion' for as long as I can remember. Almost as much as I love the name 'daffodil'. I don't think I've seen a dandelion yet. I'm sure I would have heard it roar.


    Okay, poor joke. I know. I haven't slept in 24 hours.

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