The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

WHO said Mothers don't get paid???

Priceless artwork the bunny ballerina

I am a rich woman. I am a mom who gets paid very well for the job I do. Sometimes I feel over paid for my job but none the less I'll take it. How much do I get paid you ask? Well let me answer that for you. Sometimes I am compensated in very unusual ways, sometimes its all about the perks, sometimes it is things you just can't put a price on. So here are a few of the ways I'm blessed everyday.


  • I receive works of art on a daily basis. I also have my portrait done regularly. This is very nice because my artist usually leaves out all the wrinkles, grey hair and extra pounds!


  • I receive flowers, my favorite are bouquets of dandelions


  • I also receive gems and treasures. Particularly shells, very interesting rocks in various forms of pink, feathers, and interesting unidentifiable objects .


  • I receive calls home from college on a regular basis from my college age children, Priceless.


  • Free comedy shows, specifically knock knock jokes that last for hours if you let them.

  • I get to attend ballet performances


  • I was serenaded by a Chinese Opera singer ALL day the other day. This was quite interesting and I must get this on video one day. This could prove to be quite lucrative and I could probably use the video to blackmail someone one day.


  • I attend fashion shows regularly


  • I am loved "a gadzillion 5 thousand 90 hundreds eleventeen times!"


  • And the #1 pay off I receive is the hugs and kisses I get all day long. Life is good.
    fashion show





2 comments:

Rachel said...

That's a great picture she drew!

Heather said...

Elaine,
Hey! I just "tagged" you. This particular tag has been making the rounds for a while, so you may have already seen it. If you're interested, I'd love you to post your responses. The instructions are on my blog.
Have a great Halloween,
Heather O.
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