Tuesday, October 07, 2008

mj.

my mom has bright red hair and she invites everybody she meets to please come to dinner sometime soon. she always has sodas in the fridge. she makes sure you write thank you notes for everything. she knows about architecture and books and how to dress age-appropriately. she understands the occasional need to stay home from school, whether it's stress or sickness or just one of those days, but also the importance of getting work done.
so today is jayne's birthday and she is out doing what she loves the most and that is visiting with various friends and children. while i haven't yet developed her affinity for gardening or decorating a room or not being awkward around new people, she has managed to get me to enjoy reading and to appreciate art and to never leave the house in sweatpants.
which, if you ask me, is pretty important.
happy birthday jaynie pants!

8 comments:

Alma said...

That was beautiful. Very eloquent and poetic. A perfect description of Jayne.

k8 said...

you are such a sweetie

cliffmom said...

Best present ever - add that to the spic and span kitchen when I came home from flitting about and I am one happy mama!

Scrumtrulescent said...

I love Jayne

CoCo said...

happy birthday jayne! i would imagine that as a mother it would be reassuring to know that you brought more good people into this world that take on many of your great traits and contribute to the lives of so many other people.

paul said...

your mom was my gateway drug to the clifford family.

she kept me company while mark did the rounds at a party in huntington beach.

cliffmom said...

And Paul - how nice to hear from you! You should absolutely come to diner some time!

Brandilyn said...

this is really really cute :)

you should have a road trip out here!!
you can stay at mine and dave's place and i'll totally make you a sweet dinner.