Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Just Like Mama

Just Like Mama by Leslea Newman

Not everyone has a Mama like the one depicted in this story, but I like to think that most of us have at least one person in our lives who cared for us when we were young who we can remember something he or she did for us that made us feel special, even if it was just a little bit. 

I remember the way my grandma smelled and how it felt to squeeze beside her in her arm chair and watch television. And I remember how she said the word television with a little bit of a lisp. I remember how she made me feel like I was the only one in the world when we played card games together and how she thought it was adorable when I asked for "holes with cheese" when I wanted a slice of Swiss cheese. She was the best woman in my world.

This cute picture book describes several things a little girl appreciates about her Mama like making apple pancakes in the shape of a moon, snuggling in a cozy, comfy chair, or playing dress-up.

"With a whirl and a twirl across the fuzzy purple rug, she swoops down on my bed and scoops me up into a hug. Nobody wakes me up just like Mama."

Happy Mother's Day!