Franks & Beans, Lipstick Kisses and More...

Franks & Beans, Lipstick Kisses and More...

10 Mommy Memories

#1 Franks & Beans

I don't remember how this "special meal" came to be. I bet it was thrown together based on what we had in stock. So happens, it became a comfort food favorite and our equivalent to today's pizza night. 

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I made it this week for old times sake. 

Franks & Beans and Cinnamon Applesauce - the 2014 version.

Back in the day - we didn't always have hotdog buns, the applesauce came out of a jar and the cinnamon was sprinkled on top. 

#2 Lipstick Kisses

When I was little, if my mom wasn't going to be home when I woke up, she left me a lipstick kiss on my forehead. When I woke up, I'd either see the lip prints or a smudge of color on my forehead. 

#3 Bad Dreams

Whenever I had a bad dream, mom told me to put my hand on her face so that I could feel that she was there. I'd fall back to sleep instantly.

#4 Prom Dress Shopping

We drove all over creation to find my prom dress, only to drive back to the get the first dress I tried on. Ditto - wedding dress shopping.

#5 Books & Movies

We read the same books and then went to the movies to see it together. We still do this now except we're apart.

#6 Leaving Home

The hardest part about getting married was leaving my mom. When my parents took us to the airport, at some point mom and I stopped making eye contact. I cried all the way to the next airport. I wouldn't see her again for a year and a half and returning had the same waterworks but with laughter.

#7 Sharing the good news

I wanted to wait until I got through my first trimester to tell anyone I was pregnant again. Just so happens that mom and dad came to visit when I was 4-ish weeks pregnant. I asked if she wanted to ride with me on an errand. In the car I pulled a receipt out of my purse and said, "Can you read this? I need to see if it's the right receipt." She said, "It says it's for a Pregnancy Jour - ARE YOU PREGNANT?"

#8 Listen to your mother

I was already big pregnant, a hurricane was coming and I wanted to go home to register and shop for baby furniture. I intended to beat the storm. My husband argued, "You're not driving there by yourself." I gave him the silent treatment. Daddy got on the phone and barked his orders for me to stay home. I ignored him and continued packing. Mom got on the phone and said, "You really don't need to be on the road by yourself." I said, "Okay" and started crying. 

#9 Christopher's arrival

Christopher was born at 5:am-ish. Based on the way I sounded the day before, mom already had one foot out the door. She and daddy arrived that same evening and she stayed for two weeks. 

#10 All the mommy visits

When my husband was deployed, my mom quit her job so that she could come and stay with me and Christopher as often as possible. 

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Dear Mom,

I just wanted to say thank you for being you. I love you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much to infinity!

Love,

Kenya


This is my contribution to this weeks Finish the Sentence Friday, where the prompt is "Dear Mom".

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