Ava Thursday: Happy Anniversary, Mommy & Daddy
Sometimes when I want to give Andrea a gift for her birthday, Christmas, or anniversary -- and I'm in hot water for not remembering such yearly milestones -- I have Ava draw a picture for her. It usually works like a charm, warming the coldest of moods Andrea might be currently riding at the time, no doubt caused by my ineptitude.
But this wasn't one of those times. I think. Anyway, in the midst of our anniversary last Saturday, while Andrea was out of the house, I asked Ava to draw a picture that we could give to Mommy. I told her what today meant to Mommy and Daddy, that long (!) ago we got married and that just like how we celebrate our birthdays each year, we also celebrate this special day. She liked that. I asked her if she could draw us getting married, as I thought that Mommy would love that. She agreed, and went right to it. She's drawn wedding scenarios before, complete with "the man with the book," who marries the couple featured, but this time she just drew Andrea and I, decked out in dress and suit. In the drawing, I am giving Andrea a bouquet of flowers, even though it seems that she has some flowers of her own. That's a fireplace to the right of us, with a tall chimney. How that fits into our wedding, I don't know and I didn't ask. I like how I look a bit shy, with my meager smile and big glasses.
Needless to say, Andrea loved the drawing. I love it, too.