Are you ready for the show?
These are the supplies you will need if you would like to have fun with some activities after watching the video poem:
The Mom Deal
It started at breakfast, the same old spiel,
but I shouldn't have hidden, that is not the mom deal.
Can't you just ignore your brother? I know he's staring at you.
But if you let him push your buttons, you can bet he's likely to.
Eh, eh, EH! Ohhh, he has her hair tugging.
This time I really did think they were hugging.
WHOA! PUT HIM DOWN! I am counting to three.
If you drop him on his head, you will be sorry you'll see.
That's when I said, it was time for a ride.
I'm gonna drive you to school and drop you right off outside.
Time to re-oH NO! Suddenly I was UTTERLY DISMAYED!
When it dawned on me in horror, that it was - a - SATURDAY!
Taking a bath, I thought, what should I do?
Hee-hee! Don't worry, I'll pick 'em up in a few.
While that may be how I occasionally feel.
I am a mother, I will NEVER leave you, that is
the MOM DEAL.
Activities for you and your child (remember, a mother isn't always a biological mother, it can be the person who is the "mothering" presence in your life!
- Write down the kinds of things that your Mom does for you that make you feel special? These are the parts of her "Mom Deal" with you! Show them to her on Mother's Day or on any day you would like to let her know that you notice the nice things she does for you.
- Ask your Mother to tell you about the things she remembers her mother doing for her when she was growing up.
- Think about the kinds of things that you can do to make your mother feel special. Sometimes these things are simple things that just make her day easier (Mom's are generally not that hard to please. I am a mother, I know!) Write these things down and show them to your Mom or mother figure. Hold yourself to your "Deal".
- Draw a picture of two hands shaking as if sealing a deal. By shaking hands, I mean how you see two grown ups greet one another; they reach out and shake hands. This is also what people do when they make a deal to tell the person they are going to keep their word - like a pinkie promise or pinkie swear. If you would like to draw two hands in a pinkie promise - GO FOR IT! Don't forget to show your MOM!