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What does Mother’s Day mean to you?

Posted: May 3, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 3, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

First place
Nikki K. Carlstrom
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day can mean a lot of things. It can mean that it’s a day off for moms or it’s a time to appreciate her. To me, it’s both.
My mom loves, cares, sacrifices her life and is always there for me. So when Mother’s Day comes around the corner, we buy her a present, tidy up the house and surprise her. Then we relax, talk and tell her how much we appreciate her. For dinner, we go to her favorite restaurant.
I love my mom so much. If my mom wasn’t around, it would change my whole life. I wouldn’t have someone to support and comfort me when I feel down. My mom gives me the courage and strength to keep going when I feel discouraged from a bad day. She teaches me what is right and not to be afraid to speak up for what I believe in. But most of all, my mom’s love makes me feel proud and special inside.

Second place
Emiliara Comtremas
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

I believe Mother’s Day is a day to appreciate my mom and show my exquisite love for her.
On Mother’s Day, I make my mom a five-star breakfast in bed. I give her an omelette, sausages, scrambled eggs, fruit kabobs and coffee. After a hard day at school, I finally give her my card that I put lots of love into. While she reads my card, I sneak my present out from under her bed. She cries sometimes, because she loves my gifts.
Next, I make her a delicious dinner and then I let her lay down and watch TV while I give her a massage and let her relax. Finally, I tell her how much I love her as she goes into a deep sleep. That’s what I do on Mother’s Day.

Third place
Dane Franklin LeGassick
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary


To me, Mother’s Day means everything my mom has ever done for me. She works her very hardest to do her best for me. I would sacrifice my life just for her to live. In the morning when I wake up, my mom takes me downstairs and does whatever she can to keep me feeling good.
I appreciate my mom more than anyone in the world. She loves me, cares for me and is the best mom ever. On Mother’s Day, I do all that for my mom and more. I make her breakfast in bed with nice homemade eggs, bacon and orange juice. After a long day of school, I sneak inside the house to give her a spectacular present. I know Mother’s Day isn’t to appreciate just your mom, but to appreciate everyone’s mom.

Angela Jean Paik
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

What Mother’s Day means to me is having a chance to say “thank you” for all the wonderful things mothers do just for you.
Mothers do so many things to make you happy. They clean the dishes, buy you clothes and supplies and sometimes they even risk their lives to make you happy.
Mothers would love to hear their children say they appreciate them so much. You don’t need a fancy store-bought gift to please your mom. A single homemade card is a very special present to your mom.
Moms may make you upset, but they are just doing that to make you safe and happy. So when your mom upsets you, don’t think she hates you, just think it is the best for you.
That is what Mother’s Day means to me.

Catherine Eva Dunn
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day is very, very special to me. I appreciate the way my mom spends her time cleaning, cooking and all those appreciative things. She means a lot to me.
On Mother’s Day, I will make a big surprise. In the morning, I will bake her a croissant with waffles and sausages.
Next, I will take her to the mall and buy her a blouse, necklace, bracelet, shoes and a pair of pants.
Then, after the shopping, we will go to lunch. “It’s all on me, Mom,” I will say. She might laugh, but care a little because she knows I spent my money for her.
After that, I will make her dinner. Then we will play Uno. After that she will tuck me in and say “Good night, pumpkin.”

Levi Tristen Lachman
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day means a lot of things to me. First of all, the mothers all around the world, even in Asia, Africa and all the other continents, do important things for their children.
Some special words I like to call my mom are fantastic, awesome, amazing, caring and spectacular-acular-acular. I like to add the echo because she is so nice.
On the day before Mother’s Day, my dad, brother, sister and I buy a present for my mom and my sister, and I make cards for my mom. On Mother’s Day, my family makes her an egg-white omelette with no cheese because she is allergic to dairy. We also give her a caesar salad and a fruit salad. She likes her salads. That is what Mother’s Day means to me.

Joseph Gerard Ramirez
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day shows me how much we appreciate and love our mothers.
On Mother’s Day, we get to be socially agreeable. Without our mothers, we wouldn’t be born.
My mom means a lot to me. She cooks for me, cares about me, loves me and much more. Our moms are important. My mom would sacrifice her life just for me. On Mother’s Day, I make a three-star dinner for her. I give her soup, hard-boiled eggs, shrimp, a sandwich with mayo, a drink and sometimes steak. For dessert, I give her ice cream.
At noon, I have to go to Macy’s. I don’t like Macy’s, but I’ll still go with her. When I get home, I make her brownies. I do all this because she is polite to me. This is what Mother’s Day means to me.

Katie Testa
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day is a special day where we take some time to appreciate our mothers. But to me, it means something different. I think it means a day where you let your mom take the day off.
My mom is special because I only have one. My mom does the best job taking care of me and my brothers. So my brothers and I decided to make my mom breakfast. During school, I made my mom a card. I sneak it under her pillow so she can find it during the night.
After a nice day for your mom, I hope you realize how hard she works to take care of you and maybe your siblings. So always take some time to appreciate your mom.

Beverly “Mimi” Nong
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

What Mother’s Day means to me is letting my mom know how much I love and appreciate her. My mom does so much for me and when I think about it, I say, “Hey, my mom does so much for me. Why don’t I ever do something nice for her?” So on Mother’s Day, I always make sure I do something extra special for her.
On Mother’s Day, my sister and I go to the mall and buy something nice for our mom. We usually drop by the shops my mom normally goes to and buy stuff. Then, we help cook something for dinner. After dinner, we sit next to each other and give our mom her gifts. My sister hogs the gift we have bought together, so I always make my mom a homemade card. That is what Mother’s Day means to me.

Giovanni Blu Milch Cesoni
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

To me, Mother’s Day means we should appreciate our moms and all the things they buy, cook and do for us.
I love my mom, because she helps me with my work anytime and buys me lots of toys. She helps many other people, too. She is one of the nicest people on Earth. Her decorating is unbelievable. She is so polite, she will do almost anything for me. She’s says I’m the best printer (as in writing) and the smartest kid she knows. She gives me a comment for every piece of work I do. She is also one of the best people I know. She is very special to me, and she makes me feel really special. She takes very good care of me when I feel sick. That is what Mother’s Day means to me.

Layla Hughes
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

I think Mother’s Day is a chance to show your mother how much you appreciate her.
Every Mother’s Day, I show my mother how much I appreciate her by cleaning the house while she rests. We also go to the mall so I can get her some clothes. After pushing our way through stores, we are exhausted. We make our way out of the stores and search for our car.
When my dad gets home, he has bought tulips. I take out my present, which is the love box. It is a box filled with how thankful you are. She gets dressed, and we go to an exquisite restaurant. When we get back from a delicious dinner, we settle down and watch a hair-raising movie. I love Mother’s Day.

Ethan Aguillon
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

I think Mother’s Day is a day where we can honor our mothers and thank them for all they have done for us.
I think my mom is the best mom ever. She teaches me how to draw and make food. She also taught me how to walk when I was a baby. When I’m sick, she gives me medicine while I am in bed watching TV. Sometimes, when I have a sore throat, she gives me ice cream to numb my throat. She buys me toys and that is what I like about her. She is very special because there is only one of me.

Lauren Keenaghan
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

On Mother’s Day, I make my mom breakfast. My dad helps me make it. The day before Mother’s Day, my dad and I go shopping. We get her the clothes she always wanted.
Sometimes I buy her flowers. She always loves the flowers I give her. I also make her a homemade card. She loves the cards I give her. I will also clean the house.
I love my mom so much! That’s what Mother’s Day means to me.

Molly Day
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

To me, Mother’s Day means I get to appreciate my mother. My mother means a lot to me because she cleans for me. She also helps me with my homework and does the dishes.
On Mother’s Day, I always make my mom breakfast in bed. For the breakfast, I make pancakes, eggs, cherries and sometimes strawberries.
I think I will never stop celebrating Mother’s Day.

Nathan Perez
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day means I get to appreciate my mother. My mother means a lot to me. She helps me with homework and makes me food. My mom doesn’t think of herself when she is at the store.
On Mother’s Day, I always let my mom relax. I make her breakfast in bed. For breakfast, I make her pancakes, eggs and coffee. I let her relax mostly the whole day. I will never stop celebrating Mother’s Day.

Caden Charles Moore
Grade 3
Charles Helmers
Elementary

Mother’s Day means a lot to me. I get to appreciate how much work my mom has done, what a hard worker she is and how much she loves me. I also get to write letters to people, including my mom.
My mom is really special to me and fantastic. I’m really lucky I got her because otherwise I would have a very different life. She means a lot to me. I wouldn’t even have a Mini S Cooper in the garage.

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