Do you ever play that game where you try to figure out what animal certain people most resemble? Come on, show me I’m not alone here! Well, actually, I already know for a fact that I’m not alone since I rarely play this game by myself.
Probably the most accurate person I’ve figured out is my mother. She’s a hummingbird.
She’s a cute, petite lady who buzzes around with an insane amount of energy, trying to use her hyperactive powers for good by being productive and helping people (and, I imagine hummingbirds to be a peaceful, helpful, sweet kind). And, she similarly enjoys a sugar fix throughout the day–her sugar water is a handful of Nestle chocolate morsels that she’ll periodically nibble on.
To be fair, please know that I don’t exclude myself from being a target in this game. I can’t remember the reasoning but recently I was told I am a canary (I do love me some yellow!).
It makes sense that both my mom and me would be birds. (It also makes sense that when I asked my brother as a child which animal he would like to be reincarnated as, he said a duck. Now, I just need to figure out my Dad. Which bird has a mustache???). (:
Mom, while you are safely at work today and at low risk for randomly stopping by the shop, I hope to secretly finish making your Mother’s Day present. And, then I will probably give it to you tonight because I’m terrible at waiting to give presents. And, you’ll understand (and actually anticipate early gifting) because you’re my mom.
And, a Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I don’t recommend playing the “which animal is your mom” game because it’s risky business (unless it turns out your mom is a beautiful peacock or elegant giraffe?). But, I DO recommend making a handmade something for her. And, if you also need to give it to her early, she probably won’t care either.