Mother’s Day in Panama is December 8. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it falls on, it IS a national holiday. Folks here are serious about their mamas!
We started our time by reading some fun books about mothers. I thought it was a good time to review what it means to be servant hearted, and talk about being humble. Not one child could confess to saying thank you every time their mom did laundry, fixed a meal, etc., so I gave them some ideas on how they could pamper mom today. We had nail polish available, along with brushes, and lotion for massages. The children were supposed to find out what their mothers prefer before the “makeover,” then we let the fun begin!
Next I snuck into the kitchen to whip up a little fondue treat for the mom’s, but my children always come running at the sound of the vitamix knowing something good’s coming out. So, we had to share. hehe I didn’t get a photo, but we had a great fondue party with our favorites (apples, bananas, and marshmallows) along with a new found favorite...pretzels! For those who like the sweet/salty combo (dare I say french fries dipped in a chocolate shake), you’ve got to try it.
Then as they were leaving the children surprised their mamitas with a little gift...A Portrait of Mom! Who wouldn’t love a marker drawn, scrambled egg eyed picture of themselves?
Feliz Dia de la Madre! Happy Mother’s Day!