we walked The Girl to kindergarten. it was spring and sunny and warm. dandelions were everywhere. on the way home, The Boy dropped my hand to toddler-zigzag around a yard where dandelions > grass by far (kind of like ours.) he bent down and picked yellow flower upon yellow flower. until he came running back to me. he held up his sweaty-dirty-little-boy fist, full of bright yellow and green dandelions and said, “woses for momma.”
better than roses. what more could a momma want?
that is the moment this song was born.
happy mother’s day.
*beautiful yellow dandelion art by The Boy*
fistful of dandelions ©️ 1999 kerri sherwood