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    Posted April 29, 2012 by
    San Juan City, Philippines
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What makes your Mother's Day special?

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    "Not uh-huh, Mom. Say YES!"


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     VeronicaLon says "These sketches are her (daughter's) first Mother's Day gift to me. I hang them on the wall behind my computer monitor and position them at eye level so whenever I work, I see them."
    - jgumbrecht, CNN producer

    I've been a telecommuter for almost 6 years now and my 4 year old daughter has gotten used to waking up to my chinfest with learners every morning.


    A couple of years back, she used to sit up in bed and stare at me while I gab away in front of my computer monitor with my head set on. She may have experienced mental disorientation from having just woken up OR been confused as to why her mother was wearing an office top and a pyjama bottom.


    Ah...you may be wondering too? I use my webcam while I work - most of the time.




    I don't need to wear office trousers since I am always in my chair while I do my work. I work from home. Teehee.


    My daughter just learned how to draw intelligibly last year and while I was intently working, she quietly approached me (coached by her then 13 year old brother) and gave me these folded pieces of paper. I undmindfully opened them and was taken by the drawings that she did.


    Immediately, after finishing my report, I approached her and asked what the drawings were about. She said "Happy mother's day, mommy!"


    I was totally exhilarated and can't wipe the smile off my face. I may have unconsciously kissed and hugged her a thousand times that day as she interpreted her art to me.


    "That's you, 'kuya" (older brother) and me."


    "That's you."


    "...and that's you and me..."


    She then asked, "Do you like it mommy?"


    I hugged her and said, "Uh-huh" and smiled. With a crease between her eyebrows, she demanded, "Not uh-huh, mommy. Say YES!"


    From then on - until now, she always corrects me when I reply with "Uh-huh."


    Now, you see. That's the most unforgettable - and most special mother's day experience I've had....thus far

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