The 1st Grade Project That Bruised Mom’s Ego

School’s almost out and the kids are bringing home all of their projects from the year. It’s one of  my favorite things! I love reading all the cute things they’ve written about me worked on all year…adorable spelling mistakes and all. Today Jack brought home a collection of ‘books’ he’s written. It was titled, “Thoughts From One Fabulous First Grader.” It should have been titled, “Thoughts From One Fabulous First Grader That Made Mom Feel Like Someone Put a Knife Through Her Heart.” Let’s examine, shall we?

Each ‘book’ he wrote had a title, copyright date, and dedication. 
Here is the Jack’s touching dedication from story number one:
Story number two’s dedication made me laugh:
 (This book is dedicated to my brother Ben, who doesn’t know how many kids are in my class.)

I can’t wait to see what story he’s dedicated to his dear mother. 
Oh look. Story number three…it’s written not for, but ABOUT his sister Anna. How very sweet. 
That only leaves one member of our family…story number four must be dedicated to…
Of course. Our cats, Nellie and Hazel. 
The lucky recipients of story number five were: 
(Two very important people in Jack’s life…deserving of a dedication) 
Okay, by process of elimination I figure MY dedication must be next. 
Lets take a look at story number six: 
I’m starting to lose hope here. There are only two more dedications left. 
The next shout out goes to……
How am I supposed to compete with NBA players?!?
Okay, CLEARLY he’s saving his final dedication for the most important woman in his life. The woman who has been there for him through thick and thin. The woman who is overflowing with love for him. The woman who would lay down her life for him. The woman who loves him unconditionally and always. 
CLEARLY story number eight is dedicated to…
In case you can’t see it clearly, let me clarify. That WAS my name…before he erased it and wrote the name of his ‘friend who’s a girl,’ Shelby. (I blurred out her last name for privacy). When I asked him about it he said, “What? She made me write  her name.” And so it begins. Being bossed around by a woman and doing everything she says. He’s going to make a great husband one day. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go remove this knife from my heart. Don’t worry about me…I’ll be okay. 


  1. Ha! I love this! Although next year he better dedicate them all to you!

  2. Awwww! How cute is that! I think my feelings would have been hurt a little too if I didn’t get any dedications!

  3. This is hilarious!

  4. Your post totally made me smile! Ha, I’m sure this will be in my future! So glad I found you via SITS Sharefest. You made my day.

  5. Awwww! Poor Mom! You know, you could milk this for all it’s worth years later if you were so inclined. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Crying, crying with laughter!! Oh my God, this is probably one of the best things I have ever seen!! Stopped by from the SITS Sharefest on Twitter and so glad I did!-Ashley

  7. Don’t hold it against Jack. He’s learning all the literal jargon needed to become a journalist. He has practiced titles and dedications and content. I’m pretty sure his first novel will be all about his mom. You may get more than you hoped for!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well at least you are not in all of them with pictures of your big fat belly! I swear every pic my daughter draws looks like I am about to have another baby – and I am not even pregnant LOL!

    • Hahaha!!! They’re darned if they do and darned if they don’t. And they definitely owe us after putting us through all this torture.

  9. Haha, moms really are taken for granted! Here from the Honest Voices linky.

  10. This is the best post- I’m dying laughing!! I must now read all of your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ My Mom says, “Sons are special because they always want to adore and protect their Mom and it melts our hearts; then they leave home, find their niche and barely call. Ever. So don’t be fooled by the sassy mouthed overdramatic daughter, because she’ll be around long after finding friends or partners, going off to college, or marriage and her own kids… use your parenting time wisely!” ( She’s funny, too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    • Haha! Well, I’m glad I have one daughter who will be around with me long after my boys have run off. She is sassy mouthed and over dramatic…but at least she’ll be around. Hope you had a good chance to browse around and enjoy some posts. Thanks for stopping by!


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