So I must share.
I was hanging out with the BEST four year old in the world (Mia) eating some popcorn and drinking hot cocoa this afternoon when she asked me what I had gotten my mommy for Christmas.
I said: “I did get my Mommy anything”
Mia: “Why Emmy…you have to get your Mommy a Christmas present!” (she said in utter disgust as if I had forgotten about my Christmas shopping)
Me: “Well Mia, I don’t celebrate Christmas with my Mommy…she isn’t here to celebrate with me. She is in heaven”
Me: “She got sick Mia……”
Mia: With her finger in the air as if she had just gotten the best idea on the planet “Lets draw her a picture Emmy because all Mommy’s need something at Christmas”
Me: (nearly in tears) says “Ok Mia…what do you want to draw”
Mia: “Well a picture of your Mommy of course. (here is the best line…and remember…she is four) Tell me what she was like Emmy”
Me: (again choking back the tears) “Well Mia…..she was tall. She had brown hair and laughed a lot and she usually wore flip flops in the summer time. She wore high heels all the time when I was little and in the mornings she would walk on the floor in the kitchen and wake me up with her clanking”
Mia: “Did she wear earrings all the time?”
Me: “Actually she did wear earrings all the time and most of the time they were danglie ones. And she had glasses too…”
Mia: “Were they striped glasses like your Emmy?”
Me: “No, they were red glasses because her favorite color was red”
Mia: “Did your mom wear crowns like a princess?”
Me: “No, but she wore necklaces like some princesses do….”
We proceeded to talk more about my Mom as she drew on the orange paper…I helped every once and awhile of course when she would get stuck on what to draw.
I was standing at the island in the kitchen watching her draw the best picture of my Mom I had ever seen. And I think it looks quite close to what she wore….and if you look really carefully you can see that Mom is wearing light purple leg warmers because she always wore quirky things like that! :)