Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bonne Fête des Mères!

It's finally Mothers' Day in France, tomorrow. Here is a card that Son 1 made for me in school last year. The children had to complete certain sentences in their own words. My own unique son wrote (in French):
If you were a flower, you would be a rafflesia.If you were a country your people would be the strongest.If you were a sport you'd be acrobatics.If you were a musical instrument, you would play gently.If you were an animal you would be a cat.If you didn't know, this is a rafflesia! It blooms very rarely, is the largest flower in the world, and stinks of rotting meat to attract its prey - well, I do collect carnivorous plants. He insists (and I believe him) that he meant I was rare...

Happy Mothers' Day to all you unique mothers!

16 comments:

Sarah said...

How lovely! Happy Mothers' Day for tomorrow!
x

Olga said...

Dear Floss! Finally the package has arrived - smelling lovely with lavender :) I was soo excited opening it! many thanks for the lovely card you wrote for me :) I've already tried one of your violet lollipops - first thing I thought they were blueberry - but when I tried it, I knew better - and remembered you mentioned this on your blog :D The lovely apron is already in use in the kitchen, the precious Pierre Cardin scarf is going out with me tomorrow...;) The Scottish bag doll is in my closet. I red through the 'Recup' magazine - and although my French is poor I found it pretty self explanatory (sweater made of tights - this is what they call it 'thinking out of the box'!) The book with embroidery patterns is a challenge to take up - I need to learn how to embroider...It is so hard to believe that the newspaper is from 1898 - it is so well preserved - and priceless! I pinned up the lace onto my inspiration board and I'll use the coffee cards on my next cards - anyway you will definitely find posts on how I've used your gifts (It is just a matter of finding time!) so thank you very much for all! By the way I was thinking about you writing my English gardens post - I wanted to drop down and tell you it is a little rehearsal before your garden party ;) But you were first to drop me a comment!

Olga said...

By the way rafflesia even though doesn't smell so well - looks amazing. We have a sundew at home - and even though we have to give it flies once in a while - we quite like it - quite an amazing plant it is!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a very Happy Mothers' Day!!
Glenda

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

OH what a sweetheart!! Happy Mother's Day to you -- you cherish your children, it so clearly comes through in your writing, you deserve your lovely son's praise!!

Elizabethd said...

Sweet sentiments from your son!
I dont think I would like the rafflesia too much!

Mandy said...

Love the card, cant wait to see what you get tomorrow x

Sarah said...

How delightful! I love that it's written in French too. Hope you get some more lovely cards tomorrow, I hope you to share them with us. I love what children write, especially when they spell words just as they are said. Have a lovely Mothers Day!

Jackie said...

Happy Mothers Day Floss ~ I hope you have a lovely day :O)

Polka Dot Daze said...

That card is lovely - definately a keeper! But sorry, that flower, can you really call it a flower - is just scary! Can it eat people?

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I have started registrations for my swap - and the polka dot idea won hands down. Go to my blog to check it out!

No worries if you don't have the time to join in this time - I am sure I'll be running another one again.

Melanie said...

What a lovely card. xxxx

Lululiz said...

Aww, Floss, that card is just so beautiful!Makes yer eyes leak, lol. I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day and are getting thoroughly spoilt. I get very confused when it comes to MD, because here in England it was way back in March, and the only reason I remembered my mum's Mother's Day in Germany was because all the Americans kept talking about MD, and I do know they are on the same day, thank goodness.

That, ermmm, thing, that creature from outer space, uugghh, wouldn't want to encounter one of those, I think if you fell into that "flower", you'd disappear forever.

did you get my email, btw?

Country Cottage Chic said...

Rather rare than stinky!

How sweet!
Happy Mother's day to you.

:-)
Jayne

juanitatortilla said...

How sweet :)
Happy French Mother's Day!

Rafflesias are rare. When I was in Borneo, there are a couple of "Rafflesia blooming" sites in backyards of rural villages. These sites aren't too common, and are seasonal (if I'm not wrong), and it does not grow on everybody's backyard. So, these rare-blooming flowers can and do provide the occasional income to rural villagers who happen to be lucky to spot one near their hut. Tourists do pay a little fee to visit the flower...
I hope this little fact makes you feel better about being a "Rafflesia of a Mum"?

Marie Reed said...

Floss! Holy Moly! Your sonny boy has quite the big brain on him! What a creative smartie pants! Wonderful:)

Florence and Mary said...

Ahhh bless.

It always surprises me why they have mothers and fathers at different times of the year across the world.

I've tagged you over at my blog, join in if you have time

Victoria x