Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!! I’m wishing you a day filled with pampering and loving hugs from angelic children or grandchildren. If your children are grown, may they call and profess their appreciation or take you out for a fizzy beverage.
I’ll be spending most of the day in the car driving with my girls and mom and step-dad back to Minneapolis from Chicago. I’m looking forward to a nap, no sibling arguments (ha!), and a special dinner when we get home. We’ve had a great trip, but we’ve missed D and sweet Aguita.
I have a special Mother’s Day contest for you all: The Fifth Annual Motherhood & Words Haiku Contest. Yes, it’s that time of year again.
(Insert cheering here and a little music.) You can haiku if you want to, you can leave your friends behind.
You know you want to.
The theme of this year’s Motherhood & Words Haiku Contest is (drumroll, please): Something your child said to you. You can interpret that however you like. The rules: 5-7-5, leave your haiku in the comments section by Sunday night, May 20th. My own dear mother, Nancy, and my sister-in-law, Anne, will be the judges this year. The prize will be a signed copy of Use Your Words (of course!) If you already have a copy, you can give it away or donate it to your local library.
For the story of how this haiku contest began, click here.
So don’t be scared, haiku!! And happy, happy Mother’s Day! I appreciate each of you!
New: Contest deadline has been extended to Memorial Day. Haiku now!