Monday, May 11, 2015

Through Melina's Eyes

One of my Mother's Day gifts came from Melina. You've seen the picture she drew of me already, but I'd like to share the rest of the project. Which is a paper purse that tells all about me, the mom. I have thoughts about making a purse for mothers--how trite it might be, or how stereotypical--but I'll tell you honestly that I didn't carry a purse until I became a mother. So stereotypical or not, the purse is mighty apropos. At least in my case.

Anyway, back to the purse. I think the pictures can tell the story.

Love the front of this purse. The swirls and rainbow are my favorite parts.

Again, Melina added the swirls. And she chose green because, as you'll find out, green is my favorite color.

She is spot-on about all of this, but I have to say there are other things I like to do more than rest. However, Melina probably hears me say that I need to rest more often than she hears that I need to read, or write, or run. (I really do forget to brush her hair!)

She loves my hair! And she loves to read. Woo-hoo!

She described me pretty well, although I'm actually taller than one grandma and shorter than the other. Surprisingly, Melina says I look best in a T-shirt and jeans. Doesn't that go against the princess code or something?

And of course, he's the picture of how she sees me. (Sorry, but I had to repost so the integrity of the project could shine through).

Melina pays attention (or she rifles through my purse too often). She included the most important items in my purse (from left to right): my phone, my wallet, and my bag of lipstick. Quite fitting. I wonder what Aaron would have thought to include had he made me something similar.

And now, if I lose this purse over the years, I've got a reminder of how first grade Melina sees me. Homemade gifts are the best.

2 comments:

T said...

Omg. That IS your wallet!

Christina said...

I KNOW!!