First Kiss Your Mom... A Jennifer Garner Inspired Post
In preparation for Mother's Day, I wanted to share a little poem with you. But first, the backstory.
Like the rest of her 6.1 million followers, I am enchanted by Jennifer Garner; as a mama, as a girl in her 40's, and as a human who likes food and wine and smiling. She's hilarious, relatable, adorable and all the wonderful things. But, I don't need to tell you that!
In September of 2018 she shared with us the sweetest words ever, written (I'm assuming) by one of her children. Here is the original post.
Jennifer Garner's IG Post (Sept. 18, 2018)
I can only imagine that it was a school assignment, maybe learning about ordinal numbers, or maybe her little one just felt like putting out his truth. First, kiss your mom. Be still my heart. ❤️
Yes, indeed! Whatever the reason, it inspired a little poem and I sat down and wrote it right on the spot.
I thought it would be a great children's picture book so I sent it over to my oldest son who is graduating in just a few weeks with his BA in Illustration. Back in September, when I sent it, he told me I'd needed to wait until after graduation for him to be able to devote the time to illustrating it. Humph. Apparently, they make them do stuff in college. I'm looking forward to collaborating on this with my son. I hope he knows he's doing it for free. :)
I was hoping to have it printed by Mother's Day since it's a perfect book for the occasion. It also seems like a gentle opportunity to talk to children about the importance of consent, after reading this fun-loving, silly little book about kissing. But, since it's not printed, I thought it was a good time to share, with Mother's Day being tomorrow.
Also, if by some stretch of the imagination this makes it to Jennifer Garner... Hi, Jennifer! Thank you for the inspiration! Would you maybe please like to write the foreword for the book? My email is here. 😁
So, here goes. I'm still tweaking some of the words but this is the original.
©Melanie Morse 2019
The big question is- Would you buy this book for a little one in your life? What did you think? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email.
While I wait to produce this book with my son, you can always check out my Seymour & Hau books and join the Seymour & Hau Crew Only email list for fun stuff. Right now we are giving away a chapter-a-week of Seymour & Hau: IRELAND. Starts as soon as you sign up.
Thank you for reading! Cheers to ALL the Mama's out there. (That includes aunties, cousins, friends, and any woman who choses to be a positive influence on a child you love. Sometimes it's not about giving birth but just about giving love.) You are AMAZING and AWESOME! We are together in our joy and our struggles. Happy Mother's Day!!
*Also, to my Mama- I love you. Happy Mother's Day. xoxoxoxox
Me with my oldest. The one who graduates from college in two weeks. First kiss your mom.